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Don’t Need a Weatherman When You Have Dylan, Forbes

  • January 20, 2018

Two years ago yesterday, I delivered a Banner Lecture Series on Matthew Fontaine Maury and his "Last Crusade," the drive for a National Weather Service at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond.  He failed.  The next day after the lecture…

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Through the NW Passage for $120,095

  • September 25, 2016

One of Sir John Franklin's ships trapped in ice looking for the Northwest Passage.   I was struck by this New York Times story on a luxury cruise ship sailing through the Northwest Passage.  I couldn't help but remember how…

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Whales Tales and the Northwest Passage

  • September 25, 2016

Dr. Elisha Kent Kane led the Second Grinnell Expedition to find the remains of the Franklin party and the elusive Northwest Passage.   From the end of the Mexican War until 1861,  Lieutenant Matthew Fontaine Maury used his international reputation…

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