Arctic experiences: aboard the doomed Polaris expedition and six months adrift on an ice-floe
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.
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Arctic experiences: aboard the doomed Polaris expedition and six months adrift on an ice-floe: to which is added a general arctic chronologyUser Review - Book Verdict
Publishers are suddenly gaga for survivor and exploration adventure stories, and this combines both. Tyson was among the crew of the Polaris, which carried the first American expedition to the Arctic in 1871. The bark's captain took ill and died, and the ship eventually became icebound. While 19 crew members were out on the ice, a sudden gale wrenched the ship free, stranding them. The men spent the next six months floating more than 1500 miles on a broad sheet of ice before being rescued. Tyson released his firsthand account of the incredible incident in 1874. ...
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Hands-down THE best book on the Arctic explorations I've ever read.
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