Barkentine Bear

Figurehead from the Barkentine Bear of Oakland, circa 1874
Unknown Carver
OF 37

The figurehead from the Bear of Oakland was an emblem for the ship's destination - arctic exploration. Following his celebrated expedition, Admiral Byrd presented the figurehead to The Mariners Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, e-mail collections@MarinersMuseum.org.

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