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SS, USRC, USCGC & USS Bear

A Historical Bibliography


Articles

"Bear Skippers." Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1934), p. 2.

"Bill Concerning Bear [City of Oakland to Use Bear as a Nautical Training Ship]." Coast Guard Magazine 3 (Dec 1929), p. 9.

"Bill in Senate to Donate Bear to Oakland." Coast Guard Magazine (Feb 1929), pp. 20-21.

"Birkett, F.J. "Land of the Midnight Sun: Observations From a Porthole of the Famous Old Coast Guard Cutter ‘Bear.’" Naval Institute Proceedings 55 (May 1929), pp. 427-431.

________. "The Old Bear of the North." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1935), pp. 1-4, 35-40; (Feb 1935), pp. 20-28.

Black, Richard B. "Barkentine BEAR." The Bulletin (Sep/Oct 1978), p. 31.

Clark, E.F. "'She's a Bear!' The Story of 'Healy's Puk Oomiak," the 'Old Ironsides' of the United States Coast Guard." Coast Guard Magazine (May 1928), pp. 3-6.

Cochran, C.S. "The Bear." Naval Institute Proceedings 55 (May 1929), pp. 411-416.

Cocke, Albert K.  "The Log of the Bear."  The Torch (Jan 1969), pp. 13-18.

"A Cruise Ahead for the Good Old Bear...to Sail South with Rear Admiral Byrd..." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1932), p. 22.

"The Cutter Bear [Awaits Disposition in San Francisco]." Coast Guard Magazine (Dec 1928), p. 18.

Earle, William K. "Comment and Discussion: The Bear Facts." Naval Institute Proceedings (Nov 1983), pp. 144-147.

"Heritage [USRC Bear]." Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council 33 (Aug 1976), pp. 150-151.

"The Historic Coast Guard Cutter Bear in the Arctic Ice." Coast Guard Magazine (May 1930), p. 19.

Hunt, Fred. "Historic Barkentine 'Bear' to Resume Battles with Ice as North Atlantic Sealer." Coast Guard Magazine (Aug 1948), pp. 24-25.

"Letters from Readers About Bear and City of New York." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1953), p. 4.

Lonsdale, Adrian L. "The Strongest Wooden Ship [USRC Bear]."The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1964), pp. 116-134.

Moore, Robert G. "The Bear Facts." Naval Institute Proceedings 109 (Aug 1983), pp. 112-115.

Myers, Robert. "The Cutter Bear." Coast Guard Magazine (Feb 1932), p. 30.

"Officers of Bear in Alaska in 1897-98." Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1942), p. 56; 22 (Nov 1948), p. 31.

"The Old Bear." Coast Guard Magazine (Aug 1930), pp. 20, 22.

"The Old Bear ... Demarcation Point, 1921." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1930), p. 23.

"The Old Bear Growls Again." Coast Guard Magazine (Apr 1932), p. 29.

________. Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1933), p. 12.

"The Old Bear at Work in 1918." Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1930), p. 5.

"Old Cutter Bear May Sail to Polar Seas." Coast Guard Magazine (June 1932), p. 8.

"Old Ironsides of the Coast Guard." Coast Guard Magazine (Aug 1930), cover page.

"A Requiem for the Bear." The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1963), pp. 66-70.

"Requiem for the Bear." Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 20 (Aug 1963), pp. 135-137.

Ross, Frances A. "Sea Ways in the Arctic. An Alaskan Word Picture of the Old Bear and the New Northland." Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1931), p. 34.

"To Save the Bear." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1929), p. 16.

Scotti, Paul. "Life Aboard the Revenue Cutter Bear." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 28 1983), pp. 29-31.

"Secretary of the Navy Chandler Bought Bear on Won Initiative." Coast Guard Magazine (Apr 1936), p. 11.

"In The Senate: A proposal to donate the Coast Guard cutter BEAR to the city of Oakland, . . ." Coast Guard Magazine (Feb 1929), pp. 20-21.

"USCGC Bear." Commandant's Bulletin (Oct 13 1980), pp. 8-9.

"USCGC Bear: The Old and the New." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 28 1983), pp. 9-28.

"A Very Special Ship Launching [CGC Bear]." The Bulletin (Nov/Dec 1980), pp. 24-26.

"A White Elephant." Coast Guard Magazine (Apr 1930), p. 47.


Books & Government Publications:

Bartlett, Robert A., & Ralph T. Hale. The Last Voyage of the Karluk: Flagship of Vilhjalmar Stefansson’s Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-16. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1916.

Bixby, William. Track of the Bear. New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1965.

Burroughs, Polly. The Great Ice Ship Bear: Eighty-Nine Years in Polar Seas. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company 1970.

Bywater, Hector C. The Great Pacific War. A History of the American-Japanese Campaign of 1931-33. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1921; reprint, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991. [Fiction]

Donahue, Katherine C. & David C. Switzer.  Steaming to the North: The First Summer Cruise of the US Revenue Cutter Bear, Alaska and Siberia, 1886.  Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Press, 2014.

Rankin, Robert H. and H.R. Kaplan. Immortal Bear: The Stoutest Polar Ship. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1970.

Ransom, M.A. and Eloise K. Engle. Sea of the Bear: Journal of a Voyage to Alaska and the Arctic, 1921. Annapolis: Unites States Naval Institute 1964.

Rapaport, Stella F. The Bear: Ship of Many Lives. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company 1962.

United States Congress. House. Donation of Coast Guard Cutter Bear to Oakland, Calif. H. Rp. 2095, 70th Cong., 2d sess., 1929, Serial 8979.

________.________. Relief of Owners of Schooner Spokane Damaged by U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear. H. Rp. 542, 60th Cong., 1st sess., 1908, Serial 5229.

________. Senate. Donation of Coast Guard Cutter Bear to Oakland, Calif. S. Rp.1471, 70th Cong., 2d sess., 1929, Serial 8977.

________.________. Relief of Owners of Schooner Spokane Damaged by U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear. S. Rp. 81, 60th Cong., 1st sess., 1908, Serial 5222.

Wead, Frank. Gales, Ice and Men: A Biography of the Steam Barkentine Bear. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company 1937.

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