Arctic Experiences

Arctic Experiences

Aboard the Doomed Polaris Expedition and Six Months Adrift on An Ice-floe : to Which Is Added A General Arctic Chronology / George E. Tyson ; Edited by E. Vale Blake ; New Introduction by Edward E. Leslie

Book - 2002
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A compelling account of the ill-fated 1871 American expedition to the North Pole recalls the extraordinary story of survival and endurance in the face of the most extreme conditions of weather and starvation.

Unavailable for nearly a century, Arctic Experiences is the fierce, harrowing chronicle of Capt. George Tyson's incredible feat of endurance and survival following a shipwreck in the Arctic Sea.

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In 1871 veteran navigator George Emory Tyson joined the first American expedition to explore the North Pole, but by August 1872, after the mysterious death of the Polaris' leader, Charles Francis Hall, the ice pack in which the ship was travelling began to break up. Nineteen crew members, including Tyson, were stranded on an ice-floe when the ship abandoned them. They were not rescued until April 30, 1873. Unavailable for nearly a century, Arctic Experiences is the fierce, harrowing chronicle of Tyson's incredible feat of endurance and survival.

Publisher: New York : Cooper Square Press, 2002
Edition: First Cooper Square edition
ISBN: 9780815411895
Branch Call Number: 919.804 TYSON ARCTI
Characteristics: xxiv, 486 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Notes: Includes index
... an unabridged republication of the edition first published in New York in 1874, with the addition of a new introduction by Edward E. Leslie"--Title page verso."


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