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Pictures Dated 16th August 2004

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HMS 'Alert' towing HMS 'Discovery' through Icebergs, British

Engraving showing HMS 'Alert' towing HMS 'Discovery' through icebergs, with Disco Island in the background, as seen from HMS 'Valorous' (left foreground) during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships, HMS 'Alert' and HMS 'Discovery', to make an attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Although the attempt was unsuccessful, a new 'furthest North' record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were charted and much scientific data gathered.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Featured 16 Aug 2004 Print

Ginger' the dog attempting to board the ship, British Arctic

Engraving showing the dog 'Ginger' attempting to board one of the ships of the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. Ginger, like all the dogs of the expedition, was not allowed aboard either of the ships and the quartermaster (on left) was there to keep watch and prevent the dogs entering. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships, HMS 'Alert' and HMS 'Discovery', to make an attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Although the attempt was unsuccessful, a new 'furthest North' record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were charted and much scientific data gathered.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Featured 16 Aug 2004 Print

The Funeral of Hans Christian Petersen, British Arctic Exped

Engraving showing the funeral of Hans Christian Petersen, the Danish interpreter, during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. Petersen had gone out with a sledging party and suffered severe frostbite, requiring amputation of both feet. He subsequently died from blood-poisoning and was buried close to the winter berth of HMS 'Alert'. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships, HMS 'Alert' and HMS 'Discovery', to make an attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Although the attempt was unsuccessful, a new 'furthest North' record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were charted and much scientific data gathered.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans