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The Voyage of the Jeannette

The Voyage of the Jeannette
The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. De Long, Lieutenant-Commander U.S.N., and Commander of the Polar Expedition of 1879–1881
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108050197

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  • George W. De Long (1844–81) was a US Navy officer who set out to find a new route to the North Pole via the Bering Strait. During his voyage, which left San Francisco in 1879, he claimed the De Long Islands for the USA. But when his vessel, the Jeannette, sank, the crew abandoned ship, and he eventually died of starvation in Siberia. Compiled by his wife from his journals and the testimony of the survivors, these two volumes document De Long's doomed expedition. First published in 1883, they record De Long's early years and preparations for the expedition, the crew's experiences in the perilous Arctic, the wreckage of the Jeannette and the crew's escape in smaller boats, and the eventual discovery of De Long's records and remains. Providing a vivid account of nineteenth-century polar exploration, these volumes remain of great interest to scholars of geography and maritime studies.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108050197
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 56 mm
    • weight: 1.31kg
    • contains: 76 b/w illus. 6 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. The commander of the expedition
    2. Preparations for the expedition
    3. From San Francisco to St Lawrence Bay
    4. Drifting in ice across Herald Island
    5. Fast in the ice
    6. The dead of winter
    7. The return of daylight
    8. Under the midnight sun
    9. A frozen summer. Volume 2:
    10. The return to cold and darkness
    11. The last of the Jeannette
    12. Leaving the ship behind
    13. The march over the frozen ocean
    14. Bennett Island
    15. In the boats
    16. The New Siberian Islands
    17. The Lena delta
    18. The fatal month
    19. Nindemann and Noros
    20. The fortunes of the whaleboat party
    21. The first search
    22. The final search
    23. Conclusion.

  • Author

    George Washington De Long


    Emma De Long

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