Chronology of The Artic Voyages Of Joseph Bernard and The Teddy Bear
1901 -03 Joseph Bernard joined his uncle Peter Bernard in Nome Alaska
1903-07 Captain Peter Bernard built the schooner Augusta C. and with his nephew Joseph as his assistant, began trading between Alaska and Siberia
1907-08 Captain Joseph spent the winter selling Eskimo artifacts to museums while his schooner the Teddy Bear was being built
1908-09 The Teddy Bear made the first of its northern voages between Alaska and Siberia while Bernard awaited American citizenship.
1909-14 Captain Bernard aboard the Teddy Bear sailed the Canadian Arctic:
1909-10 wintered at Barter Island;
1910-11 wintered at Kugaryuak;
1911-12 wintered at Baillie Island;
1912-13 wintered at Bernard Harbour;
1913-14 wintered at Lady Richardson Bay;
1914-16 Captain Bernard was in Canada and the United States visiting family and selling his collection of artifacts.
1916 -20 The Teddy Bear made its second eastward journey;
1916-17 wintered at Kugaryuak;
1917-19 held ice fast at Taylor Island;
1919-20 wintered at Kugaryuak;
1920-21 Captian Bernard wintered in Ottawa Canada;
1921-23 Captain Bernard and the Teddy bear made another voyage to Siberia and were reported lost by the press.
1925-26 Captian Bernard took Knud Rasmussen,leader of the fifth Thule Expidition to Siberia.
1927 Captian Bernard setteled in Cordova Alaska and turned to boat building, fishing and writing his manuscript.
1972 Captian Joseph Bernard died in the Pioneer Home in Sitka Alaska at the age of 93
Captain Peter Bernard
Schooner Teddy Bear 1922
The Schooner Teddy Bear