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McClure Arctic Expedition Jesse Russell

McClure Arctic Expedition

Jesse Russell

Published April 29th 2012
ISBN : 9785512729410
Paperback
156 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The McClure Arctic Expedition of 1850, among numerous British search efforts to determine the fate of the Franklins lost expedition, is distinguished as the voyage during which Robert McClure became theMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The McClure Arctic Expedition of 1850, among numerous British search efforts to determine the fate of the Franklins lost expedition, is distinguished as the voyage during which Robert McClure became the first person to confirm and transit the Northwest Passage by a combination of sea travel and sledging. McClure and his crew spent three years locked in the pack ice aboard the HMS Investigator before abandoning it before making their escape across the ice. Rescued by the HMS Resolute, which was itself later lost to the ice, McClure returned to England in 1854, where he was knighted and rewarded for completing the passage.