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Donald B. MacMillan, Working the team over rough ice, Arctic Ocean, spring 1914. Gift of Margaret Tanquary Corwin.
Northwest of the Known Arctic Lands
April 1, 2014 - July 30, 2014
Arctic Museum main galleries
Hubbard Hall foyer
In the summer of 1913 Donald MacMillan and five other men left New York on an expedition to conduct research in the high Arctic. One of their key goals, and the most important one to MacMillan, was to prove or disprove the existence of Crocker Land, a landmass that Robert E. Peary had sighted from Cape Thomas Hubbard in 1906. Tidal data also suggested that there was land in the vicinity. The team spent the fall and early winter of 1913-14 building and settling into their quarters at Etah, Northwest Greenland, and, along with Inughuit, preparing for a major sledge trip to the northwest, to fnd Crocker Land. In late February 1914, they were ready. 
Unidentified photographer (Jot Small or Jerome Allen), MacMillan about to start for Crocker Land, Etah, February 12, 1914. Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan.
Donald MacMillan, Up Through the Gorge, Beistadt Glacier, Ellesmere Island, March 17, 1914. Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan.

Donald B. MacMillan, Working the team over rough ice, Arctic Ocean, spring 1914. Gift of Margaret Tanquary Corwin.