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Picture No 10217612
Date 1876
Description Checking the Thermometers at the Winter Quarters
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Two members of the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876 checking the thermometers used at their Winter Quarters. 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 and the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island charted. Scientific observations were taken by the crews of both ships; 'Discovery' had winter quarters at Lady Franklin Bay, whilst 'Alert' wintered 50 miles away at Floeberg Beach.
Source The Graphic 4 November 1876 page 441
Credit Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Mary Evans Picture No 10217612 - Two members of the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876 checking the thermometers used at their Winter Quarters.  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 and the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island charted.   Scientific observations were taken by the crews of both ships; 'Discovery' had winter quarters at Lady Franklin Bay, whilst 'Alert' wintered 50 miles away at Floeberg Beach.

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