Fatal north

adventure and survival aboard USS Polaris, the first U. S. expedition to the North Pole

By Henderson, Bruce

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ISBN
978-0-45140-935-5
Publisher
New York : New American Library, c2001.


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Reviewed on February 15, 2001

In June 1871, prominent Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall set sail for the North Pole aboard the U.S.S. Polaris, never to return. After struggling for years to fund an expedition to the Pole, Congress had finally appropriated the funds to purchase a wooden "screw tug" that was later rechristened Polaris after the North Star. From the outset there was trouble between Hall, his scientists, and the crew. The captain turned out to be a drunkard, an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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