My grand-uncle (my grandfather's brother), Capt. George F. Steele was a Master Mariner, educated in Canada. He had a long and sometimes tragic working life at sea. But I have to say the most gripping story is about his adventures on The MacMillan-Byrd-McDonald 1925 Polar Expedition. My friend Genevieve gifted me with a book that tells the story of that expedition. Did I say it was riveting already? Here's a copy of the cover of the book, long out of print. I see many posts to come about the adventures of Captain George F. Steele, Master Mariner.