Scrubbing the Sea Bear

Arthur Ransome admired the Norwegian writer/adventurer Erling Tambs, and agreed to introduce his book, The Cruise of the Teddy [Cape, 1933], about a cruise to the South Pacific. Tambs' boat, the Teddy appears in Great Northern? as the Sea Bear, both are Norwegian pilot cutters, though Sea Bear benefitted from the addition of cross-trees to give Peggy and Captain Flint a perch from which to view the bird-man.

Side view of Teddy.

Teddy at Papeete.

The Tambs family and Teddy at Papeete.

Teddy at Auckland slip. Cf "Scrubbing the Sea Bear" picture in Great Northern?

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