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Sledge Hauling, British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876

Sledge Hauling, British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876


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Sledge Hauling, British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876

Engraving showing a sledging party hauling their load up a steep incline to reach a depot at Cape Rawson, 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

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© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

1875 1876 Admiralty Arctic Attempt Cape Charted Coasts Data Depot Ellesmere Gathered Greenland Hauling Incline Load Nares Pole Rawson Reach Record Scientific Sledge Sledging Sound Steep Unsuccessful


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