Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Last effort for the Pole

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She [the S.S. Roosevelt] now lay, in July 1908, at the Recreation Pier at the foot of East Twenty-Third Street, preparing to set out on what must certainly be her commander's last effort for the Pole. Repeated failures had only spurred him on to perfect his plans, his equipment, his personnel. His years of experience were now to have their due reward. -- From Donald MacMillan's How Peary Reached the Pole, 1934.

 

Pictured above:
New York, NY, Peary on top side of deck house on the Roosevelt at pier in NY, July 1908, Courtesy of Wardwell Family.

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