Arctic cruise of the Whaler "Herman." Stefansson camp at Banks Island. Several ships of ill-fated Stefansson expedition (Canadian Arctic Expedition) in a harbor.The name "Alaska" can be seen on stern of one. Two-masted schooner ashore on beach. The four-masted schooner S.S. Holmes, appearing partially sunk and leaning to port. Two men in cold weather gear on board, working to repair her. Later view of the SS Holmes appearing to have been uprighted. View from a boat proceeding along a shoreline. Christian Theodore Pedersen, Captain of the "Herman" with another man, possibly William J. (Levi) Baur, both in fur coats, being welcomed by Charles D. Brower, owner of a store at Point Barrow. He poses with them and others in front of his store.The camera pans other buildings in Mr. Brower's compound.
The whaler 'Herman' reaches Kings Island. A village on the steep side of a cliff. Native women standing in the house. Natives move about in the houses. A dog sitting. Native men, women and children. Crew and Natives on the ship. They share a hunted Bowhead whale. Natives and crew eat whale meat. Natives get into boats and leave for shore. Crew checks skins after trading is done. Men with the skins on ship.
Cruise of the whaler 'Herman'. Glaciers and ice sheets in the Arctic. Dogs pull men on sledges across the terrain. They reach a ship at the edge of the ice sheet. A man waiting there greets the native. Crew dancing on the ship. Native children dance. Natives load up sleds with purchases. Ship sails through open waters. Bird in the sky. Vast ocean ahead. A hunting party is sighted in the distance in East Cape. They are adrift on an ice floe. A tent on the floe. Some of the crew row in a small boat up to the floe. They find a sick man in the tent, Captain Robert Bartlett's native guide. They check the man, carry him to the boat and take him to the ship.
The whaler 'Herman' returns home. A glimpse of the midnight sun. Man handles the steering wheel of the ship during stormy weather. Waves splash over the deck. Men work to control the ship, adjust sails. Pressure from ice packs against the shore piles the ice up in large ridges. The large ridges in the water. The crew on the ship. The ship touches San Francisco. A pier on the coast.
Operation Muskox in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Canadian Army men and vehicles during Operation Muskox, the largest military exercise in the Canadian Arctic. Men and military snow mobiles on a snow covered area. A man wearing winter gear on a snowmobile. A dog in the driving, wind-blown snow. The 4 and 1/2 ton snowmobiles are covered with snow. Tents in the background. A man inside a snow mobile which serves for transportation and as a home, a office and a headquarters. The man reading a newspaper and drinking from a cup. A man having a haircut. The snow mobiles moving in the snow. One of them pulling a trailer. The vehicles and the men move along a road during their return journey after traveling 3200 miles in the expedition. Two men standing beside a vehicle enjoying a bottled drink, possibly beer. Army men atop the vehicles are greeted by a large crowd in Edmonton. View of downtown Edmonton street. The Operation Muskox treaded snowmobiles moving along the city street. People gathered on the sides of a road. John C. Bowen, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, shaking hands with Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Douglas Baird, who led the Canadian Army in the Cold War expedition. Other officers standing behind them.
Canadian troops participating in NATO exercise, "Arctic Express," in 1970, in Norway, set up a light machine gun in the snow. An officer points at a target area and briefs them. Other soldiers remove snow shoes from a truck, and don them. The machine gunners move their weapon and place it in the truck. Four Canadian soldiers, carrying small arms, proceed on snow shoes, along the side of a road, followed by several more.