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Polar Expeditions, Part 2

An Arctic Boat Journey, in the Autumn of 1854 (1860) by Isaac I. Hayes, Surgeon of the Second Grinnell Expedition     On 19 May 1845, John Franklin, an experienced Arctic explorer, led two ships and 128 men from England in search of the Northwest Passage. The last reported sighting of the ships occurred in […] Continue reading

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The Ill-fated Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette, 1879–1881

As I was scouting the bookshelves a few months ago in search of something to inspire a new exhibit, I came across two volumes of “The Voyage of the Jeannette: The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. De Long, Lieutenant-Commander U.S.N., and Commander of the Polar Expedition of 1879-1881. I was familiar with several […] Continue reading

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