Bob Bartlett (left) and Donald MacMillan, ca. 1908-09
Newfoundland and Labrador Captain Bob Bartlett and American explorer Donald MacMillan onboard the Roosevelt
, flagship of Robert Peary's 1908-09 North Pole expedition. Bartlett expected to accompany Peary to the pole, but Peary replaced him with fellow explorer Matthew Henson. “It was a bitter disappointment,” Bartlett later told a New York Herald
reporter. “I don't know, perhaps I cried a little.”
From Fitzhugh Green, Bob Bartlett Master Mariner (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1929) 36.