By Robert M. Bryce
On September 1, 1909, Frederick A. cook dinner introduced that he had reached the North Pole. 5 days later Commander Robert E. Peary claimed the honour. via his thoroughly documented learn, writer Robert Bryce reconstructs occasions and offers the explorers, their motivations, and their accomplishments of their personal phrases and within the phrases in their contemporaries. a hundred twenty five pictures.
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But even the beauty of its double waterfall was compromised by its mosquitoes, which Mrs. Those who stayed sampled the native beer made from hops imported from Copenhagen. Beyer, came aboard almost at once, delivering the regulations notifying all ships going farther north of the Danes' monopoly on trade with the northern Eskimos. The smell of the rancid meat, seal oil and blubber that clung to their skin clothing was all but overpowering to the uninitiated nose. He did what he could for the sick, including removing a piece of bone from one of the Eskimos' arms, the result of a yearold break.
But now they were more often of Laura Harmon, a girl from Fryeburg, although he had become engaged to May before leaving for Washington. 10 His last binding tie to the rural life of provincial Maine severed, Bert Peary now looked to the far horizon. Now Peary thought he saw a way toward the name he craved—or at least out of the routine he loathed. To it he appended a note that revealed something significant about himself. Peary had many selfdoubts. With his savings he purchased Eagle Island in Casco Bay.
It struck him in just the same way. With these, he entered the corridors of Peary's dockyard office, certain of victory. Throughout the interview he continually resorted to his dictionaries but confined himself to the simplest of replies, since he hardly ever found the words to express what was in his mind. The man who answered Astrup's knock at the door had come into Peary's life by chance as well. Sam Steinmetz said he had just such a "boy" working for him as a clerk, Matt Henson. 4 That chance had now come, and Matt Henson accepted Peary's offer.