In today’s shrinking world, there are very few things left that no one has ever done before. But in 1986, explorer Will Steger did something no one had done before – he led the first ever dog sled journey to the north pole without resupply
It was an amazing, and in some ways death-defying expedition
As he described in his 1987 book N to the pole, it’s difficult when your face is frozen, you’re only allowed two pounds of food a day, and you have just a short window of opportunity to reach your goal.
We sat down in my well heated studio one day in December 1987 to talk. So here now, from 1987, Will Steger.
Will Steger Is 79 now. He is a popular public speaker and advocate for preservation of the Arctic
Thirty years ago today, November 1, 1991, off the New England coast the six-man crew of the sword fishing boat the Andrea Gail were fighting, and losing, their battle with what has come to be known as The Perfect Storm.
A close friend of those six was fellow swordfishing boat captain Linda Greenlaw.
If you’ve seen the 2000 movie The Perfect Storm, Greenlaw was played by actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
Greenlaw eventually wrote three books of her own, including a 2004 called All Fishermen Are Liars.
So here now, from 2004, Linda Greenlaw.
Linda Greenlaw will be 61 next month. She is still a sword-fishing boat captain, and lives in Maine.