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Adrift on an ice-pan

Author: Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, Sir; Oliver Wendell Holmes Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1909.
Series: Riverside literature series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dr. Wilfred Grenfell's harrowing tale of near-death on the ice of northern Newfoundland. How does a man save his own life? In 1908 Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, a medical missionary in northern Newfoundland, was traveling by dog team to treat a patient. In his haste Grenfell took a short cut across the sea ice. A change of wind and ice conditions left the doctor and his sled dogs stranded on an ice pan, their komatik and  Read more...
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Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir, 1865-1940.
Adrift on an ice-pan.
Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1909
(OCoLC)441952187
Online version:
Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir, 1865-1940.
Adrift on an ice-pan.
Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1909
(OCoLC)579008356
Named Person: Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, Sir; Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, Sir; Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, Sir)
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, Sir; Oliver Wendell Holmes Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 486499
Description: xxv, 68 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Riverside literature series.
Responsibility: by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell ; illustrated from photographs by Dr. Grenfell and others.

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Dr. Wilfred Grenfell's harrowing tale of near-death on the ice of northern Newfoundland. How does a man save his own life? In 1908 Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, a medical missionary in northern Newfoundland, was traveling by dog team to treat a patient. In his haste Grenfell took a short cut across the sea ice. A change of wind and ice conditions left the doctor and his sled dogs stranded on an ice pan, their komatik and provisions lost. Grenfell came close to perishing. Adrift on an ice pan is Grenfell's own account of this near-fatal misadventure. He survived dauntingly cold and seemingly hopeless conditions through an inventive presence of mind and by sacrificing and skinning three of his sled dogs to clothe himself against the elements. Because of his tenacity and quick thinking, and that of his rescuers, Grenfell endured.

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