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Images Dated 16th August 2004

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Map of Smith Sound and Greenland, 1875 Featured 16 Aug 2004 Print

Map of Smith Sound and Greenland, 1875

Engraving showing a map of Smith Sound and Greenland, as it was known in May 1875. Much of the map is erroneous or missing in detail, as the Arctic area had been little visited by Europeans up to that time. 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. The attempt was unsuccessful, but a new furthest North record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were further charted and much scientific data gathered

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Ginger the dog attempting to board the ship, British Arctic 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

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10217639

The Scene on the Deck of HMS Discovery at Portsmouth, 1876 Featured 16 Aug 2004 Print

The Scene on the Deck of HMS Discovery at Portsmouth, 1876

Engraving showing the scene on the deck of HMS Discovery at the end of her Arctic expedition, Portsmouth, 1876. In 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. The attempt was unsuccessful, but a new furthest North record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were charted and much scientific data gathered. The image shows the scene, in the autumn of 1876, as the sailors are re-united with their loved ones after a year away and the excited public is welcomed aboard the ship

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10217611