Thursday 12 November 2015

Lindblad celebrates 50 years. Memorabilia search.



Renowned expedition travel company searches for memorabilia to mark the first non-scientific mission to Antarctica and birth of a new travel category

In 1966 Lars-Eric Lindblad led the first ever citizen-explorer expedition to Antarctica - at the time it was almost as extraordinary as a lunar launch would be today. It also marked the creation of the category of expedition travel.

Lars-Eric opened up remote regions of the world and countless opportunities for so many, helping them to experience and think of the planet differently. In 2016 Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic will honour Lars-Eric’s vision and courage in a myriad ways as they mark the 50th anniversary of these two major milestones.

Their efforts begin with a search for memorabilia from Lindblad voyages in the 60s or 70s – from the legendary first expedition to Antarctica in 1966 to other remote parts of the world. The search is on for:

· Expedition photos – ideally with Lars-Eric Lindblad and/or his expedition team

· Vintage ship photos or photos aboard the ship

· Original voyage documents including vintage luggage tags, patches, pins or other collectibles: jackets, t-shirts etc. plus any short Lars-Eric stories/anecdotes

· Postcards or letters from people on Antarctica or other voyages

The collection of memorabilia will be used in a multitude of ways, including being featured (with credits) in the updated version of Lars-Eric Lindblad’s autobiography, Passage to Anywhere that will chart the history of expedition travel from 1966 to now.

To share your materials, send negatives and/or collectibles via tracked mail (please insure any items of value to you) to: Lindblad Expeditions, c/o Rebecca Orman, Level 2, 8 West Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060. Small digital files should be emailed to; and large digital files can be uploaded to Items will be photographed and returned via tracked mail.

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