Wilkins led three Detroit Arctic Expeditions in 1926, 1927, 1928; the objective was to fly from Pt. Barrow, Alaska across the polar sea to Spitzbergen, islands north of Norway. Only the last expedition succeeded. Photo is torn in half.
Back caption: "Warrior." The Warrior, built in 1913 in Seattle by Nilson and Kelez for Pacific American Fisheries, was the first diesel cannery tender and served many years in Alaska. She was 82 tons and measured 78'x17'x9.6'.