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Departure of the Arctic Expedition.
Departure of the Arctic Expedition. The ''Alert'' and the ''Discovery'' Leaving Portsmouth Harbour.
[n.d., 1874.]
Wood engraving. Sheet 155 x 250mm (6 x 9¾"). Trimmed at bottom, laid on album paper.
A view of the departure of the The British Arctic Expedition (1874-76), commanded by Captain George Strong Nares, an attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound, the sea passage between Greenland and Ellesmere Island. In April 1876 the second-in-command of Alert, Albert Hastings Markham, made an attempt to reach the North Pole, reaching a record 83° 20' 26"N., but was forced back by snow blindness, scurvy and exhaustion.
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