By Robert M. Bryce
On September 1, 1909, Frederick A. cook dinner introduced that he had reached the North Pole. 5 days later Commander Robert E. Peary claimed the respect. via his thoroughly documented learn, writer Robert Bryce reconstructs occasions and provides the explorers, their motivations, and their accomplishments of their personal phrases and within the phrases in their contemporaries. a hundred twenty five pictures.
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He determined on another expedition that would succeed in crossing Greenland. . But another opportunity to gain what he most desired caused Peary to put aside his dreams of Greenland—at least for the moment. Bert Peary proposed in September 1887. They honeymooned in Seabright, New Jersey; Mary Peary accompanied them. But Lieutenant Peary, though assigned routine duties in the dockyards in New York and Philadelphia, had not lost his dream of having his name before the world. Peary soon saw that nothing that could fulfill his deepest desire would come out of his struggles in the jungles of Central America.
17 Despite having no experience and little suitable equipment, the two men had progressed about 100 miles into the utterly unknown interior. . He determined on another expedition that would succeed in crossing Greenland. . But another opportunity to gain what he most desired caused Peary to put aside his dreams of Greenland—at least for the moment. Bert Peary proposed in September 1887. They honeymooned in Seabright, New Jersey; Mary Peary accompanied them. But Lieutenant Peary, though assigned routine duties in the dockyards in New York and Philadelphia, had not lost his dream of having his name before the world.
Those who stayed sampled the native beer made from hops imported from Copenhagen. Beyer, came aboard almost at once, delivering the regulations notifying all ships going farther north of the Danes' monopoly on trade with the northern Eskimos. The smell of the rancid meat, seal oil and blubber that clung to their skin clothing was all but overpowering to the uninitiated nose. He did what he could for the sick, including removing a piece of bone from one of the Eskimos' arms, the result of a yearold break.