Our Lost Explorers: : The Narrative Of The Jeanette Arctic Expedition

Our Lost Explorers: : The Narrative Of The Jeanette Arctic Expedition

  • Publish Date: 2000-10-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: George W. De Long
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Lieutenant George Washington DeLong was an American explorer whose disastrous arctic expedition gave evidence of a continuous ocean current across the Polar Regions In July of 1879 he set sail from San Francisco taking the Jeanette through the Bering Strait and heading for an island off the northeast coast of Siberia However on September 5th the ship became trapped in the ice With crewman George Melville s engineering skill the boat was kept afloat for almost two years until it was finally crushed on June 12 1881

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