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Greely Relief Expedition. by United States. Congress. House

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Budget -- United States,
  • Expenditures, Public

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Edition Notes

Other titlesAppropriation for Greely Relief Expedition
SeriesH.rp.51
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination1 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15970322M

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  Among the debacles of 19th century Arctic exploration, the Greely Expedition looms large. Launched in as part of the first-ever International Polar .   A mong the debacles of 19th century Arctic exploration, the Greely Expedition looms large. Launched in as part of the first International Polar Year, it signaled, along with the equally ill. In , Adolphus Greely led a US Arctic expedition to gather meteorological, astronomical and magnetic data. The expedition was poorly supported by the US Army, neither Greely nor his men had experience of Arctic conditions, and their ship, the Proteus, . Having read earlier about two most famous attempts by John Franklin and George De Long to explore the only then uncharted and most mysterious part of our planet, I was delighted to have received a book that covers yet another polar expedition. Lt. Adolphus Greely undertook in the mission to collect the meteorological and geographical data.

The subsequent report, entitled "Greely Relief Expedition," contains suggestions for the relief party's plan of approach, including how to find Greely's men and where they were likely to be, as. The relief party arrived at St. John's, Newfoundland on J from which the news was telegraphed throughout the States, and a sketched portrait of the members of the Greely Expedition, both living and dead, was published. After a stay of ten days the ships left for New York. The surviving members of the expedition were received as heroes. But Greely was able to regain his senses and control of the men, even though death was creeping into the expedition. Meanwhile, two rescue attempts had been made to reach Fort Conger but were turned back by impassible ice in the channel. The second relief expedition’s commander even lost a ship trying.   Greely Relief Expedition: Reception of Lieut, Greely, and His Comrades, and of the Arctic Relief Expedition, at Portsmouth, on August 1 and 4, ; of the Navy Department (Classic Reprint) [Greely, A. W.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Greely Relief Expedition: Reception of Lieut, Greely, and His Comrades, and of the Arctic Relief Expedition.

  Book Review: Greely's Polar Expedition Faces Heartbreak Amid Heroism In 'Labyrinth Of Ice' Author Buddy Levy's superbly written, meticulously researched chronicle tells the adventure story of . Greely Relief Expedition Reception of Lieut. A.W. Greely, U.S.A. and his Comrades, and the Arctic Relief Expedition at Portsmouth, N.H. on August 1 and 4, Account prepared at the request of the Navy Department by Rev. Wm. A. McGinley, of Portsmouth. Washington DC: Government Printing Office, , First (and only) Edition. 8vo – [ ].   Greely Relief Expedition: Reception Of Lieut. A.w. Greely, U.s.a., And His Comrades, And Of The Arctic Relief Expedition, At Portsmouth, N.h., On August 1 And 4, Author: William Anderson McGinley. The Greely Expedition’s accomplishments and derring-do at Ft. Conger constitute the inspiring part of the story. The back half of the book relates the harrowing part. The summer of was mild by Arctic standards, permitting the expedition to reach Lady Franklin Bay with little trouble. But the summers of and were unusually severe.