Arctics v Crew of the Thetis in Herschel Island in 1889

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Date of Game 1889
Location Herschel Island, Yukon, Canada
Home Team  Add Club Page Arctics
Away Team  Add Club Page Crew of the Thetis
Score 43 - 43
Innings 7

The San Francisco Examiner, Dec. 18, 1889 records a game of baseball played on the ice. The contestants were the crews of ice-bound whalers, including the Orca and Beluga, calling themselves the Arctics, and the crew of the US Revenue cutter Thetis. The prize was for a store of tobacco. The game was called after 7 innings when the ice parted. Same Dec. 8, 1889 recounts the cruise of the Thetis, which was tasked with exploring Alaska's north coast. It appears the game happened near Herschel Island. But the article isn't exact. It could have been anywhere from Herschel Island to Point Barrow, Alaska.


The San Francisco Examiner, Dec. 8, 18, 1889

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Yukon, Canada


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