The Look-out at the Mast-Head of HMS 'Alert', 1875.
Engraving showing the Look-out or 'Crow's Nest' at the top of the main-mast of HMS 'Alert' during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. 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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