In This Issue....From the Editor: The Fan Hitch... Enhanced
F.I.D.O.: Andrew Maher and Julia Landry
In the News
Out on the Ice: Three Days with ISDs in North Greenland
Two Friends, Fourteen Dogs…One Quest!
The Nunavut Quest’s 10th Anniversary Run
BAS Vignette: Lampwick Harnesses
Sledge Dog Memorial Fund Update
CAAT’s 2008 Northern Schedule
The Chinook Project Returns to Kimmirut
Product Review Update: Double Driver Sled
IMHO: On Feral Cats and Inuit Sled Dogs
Sketch of final design by David Cemmick
The British Antarctic Sledge Dog Monument Fund – Appeal
by Graham Wright
The fund has now topped £4,000. The sculptor, David Cemmick, has confirmed the final price of £6,900 for a full-size bronze of a dog with a harness and maybe a collar too. The increase over the initial estimate of £6,000 is due to the large increase in the price of bronze over the last twelve months. David Cemmick is nationally known as a sculptor of animals. Some previous commissions have sold for over £50,000. We would normally expect to pay a sculptor of such renown more than £25,000, but David has always been committed to this project and has generously waived his normal fee. David has offered to go South to see for himself the land of the British sledge dogs to ensure the sculpture is the very best he can produce.
You can learn more about David Cemmick, the sculptor, and Sebastian Wylder, the mould maker, and view a gallery of their recent sculptures by visiting the website of Cemmick and Wylder Fine Art Bronze.
I am now appealing to all for donations to make up the balance of £2,900. The British Antarctic Survey has generously offered a wonderful site for the monument at their Cambridge headquarters. So come on chaps, dig deep! With a few more generous donations we hope to achieve the target and even have enough to commission a bronze plaque for it, naming all the dog teams we sledged with all those years ago!
Bank details of The Antarctic Sledge Dog Fund:
HSBC Bank plc
1 Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2LX
Sort code 40-34-33
Account name: The Antarctic Sledge Dog Fund
If you are sending money from overseas you need this extra information:
International Banking Number (IBAN): GB46MIDL40343301472615
Branch Identifier Code (BIC): MIDLGB2113N