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British Arctic Expedition 1875-76

The expedition was sent by the Admiralty to attempt to reach the North Pole by way of Smith Sound and to explore the coasts of Greenland and adjacent lands. The expedition made geographical discoveries and returned with a large amount of scientific data.

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Portsmouth Harbour

 

Alert, Homeward Bound

 

Group of Walruses, Arctic

 

Icebergs & Aurora

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Discovery, sledge party

 

Parhelia

 

The fifth of November

 

Captain George Nares

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Discovery of Captain Nares Cairn

 

Homeward bound (cutting a way through the ice)

 

HMS Alert and HMS Discovery sailing through ice berg

 

Captain Nares & Officers of the Alert

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Cmdr Stephenson & Officers of Discovery

 

Portsmouth Harbour, November 1876

 

The Discovery - The rink

 

Sledge to Rawson Point

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Sledge travelling - an evening call

 

Sledge travelling - a push for the pole

 

HMS Alert and HMS Discovery sailing through ice berg

 

HMS Alert hoisting colours off Cape Union

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Homeward bound (cutting a way through the ice)

 

The western sledge party

 

Sledge travelling (method of fastening the dogs)

 

The High Street between the two ships

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Sledge hauling to Rawson Depot

 

The High Street between the two ships

 

The Discovery - The rink

 

HMS Alert hoisting colours

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The crow's nest

 

 
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