This week I’m going to direct everyone to my facebook page Captain Bob Bartlett. Glen Chaytor has posted several intriguing photographs of Bartlett, showing him as a young man, an old man, and a loving great-uncle. You can see a sample below. Collected by Glen over the years, the photos reveal sides of Bartlett that might not have been obvious to us before. I try to do the same, through text as well as photos, in my forthcoming book Unchained Man.
There’s also a terrific photo contributed by Denise Riddell, taken by her grandfather-in-law in Brigus during the second world war. The photo depicts Bartlett in his beloved Effie Morrissey in Brigus Harbour. It was probably taken a year or two before his death in 1946.
Next week I’ll have a post an entry on a woman with whom Bartlett sailed in the 1940s. Yes, his was an overwhelmingly macho world but you read that right.