Whaler "Herman" at Herschel Island, Canada during a cruise. A view of a harbor at Herschel Island. Boats in the harbor. Huts at the harbor and civilians milling about in the foreground. Royal Northwest Mounted Policemen at the harbor. A ship in the background.
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.
A boat from the Whaler "Herman" delivers supplies for explorer Stefansson at his camp on Banks Island, Canada. His power Schooner "Mary Sachs" hauled up on the beach. Supply crates piled up on the beach.
Arctic cruise of the Whaler "Herman." Explorer Stefansson's camp at Banks Island, Canada. Two polar cubs of Captain P. Bernard play with a man. The cubs being fed as they eat from a container. The cubs with chains around their necks as they play.
Cruise of the whaler Herman to the Arctic. Polar bear hunting on Herschel Island. A Polar bear eating a seal on an ice floe. He jumps into the water and swims towards the shore. The bear comes ashore and runs inward. The crew in boats follow him ashore. They shoot the bear. Men hold the bear's mouth open. The dead bear. The dead seal on the floe.
Cruise of the whaler Herman to the Arctic. The whaler enroute to Herschel Island. Captain Pedersen on the bridge. He looks through a telescope for an opening in the ice. Ice sheets. The crew rigs out the ice breaker. The ice breaker cuts through the ice sheet as the ship advances.