British Sailors meeting Greenland Women, Disco Island, 1875.
Engraving showing the scene as the Royal Navy sailors, of the British Arctic Expedition, attempt to charm some of the female inhabitants of Greenland, 1875. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships, HMS 'Alert' and HMS 'Discovery', to make an attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Although the attempt was unsuccessful, a new 'furthest North' record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were charted and much scientific data gathered.
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Creation Date: 23rd February 2010
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