Steaming to the Far North in 1886 on the Revenue Cutter Bear

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Steaming to the Far North in 1886 on the Revenue Cutter Bear

Plymouth State anthropology professor Katherine Donahue talks about historic photos of a ship that cruised into the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas of the Far North in 1886.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
007 Kemeny
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Dr. Katherine Donahue has done field work in France, Tanzania, New England, and Alaska. In 2014 University of Alaska Press published her book Steaming to the North: The First Summer Cruise of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear, Alaska and Siberia, 1886.

Her work in France has focused on the political economy of Montbéliard, near Switzerland and Germany and on West African musicians in Paris. She attended the trial in Alexandria, VA, of Zacarias Moussaoui, a French citizen accused of conspiracy in planning the attacks of 9/11, and has published a book and several articles about that case. She received a Whiting Foundation Fellowship to do field work in Alaska and is at work on a manuscript, co-authored with Dr. David Switzer, on photographs in PSU’s McGoldrick Collection taken in Alaska in 1886 during the revenue cutter Bear’s first Arctic patrol. Donahue is also conducting research on the sustainability of recreational boating. Together with Plymouth State colleagues in geography, sociology, and biology she has taken students to France, Tanzania, and the Olympic Peninsula, Washington.

Sponsored by the Dickey Center's Institute of Arctic Studies.

For more information, contact:
Lee McDavid

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