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Elisha Kent Kane, famous Arctic explorer and naval medical officer, dies in Havana

Elisha Kent Kane, detail
02/16/1857
Elisha Kent Kane, a U.S. Navy medical officer and the famous Arctic explorer who led the second expedition in 1855 to rescue or recover the lost expedition of Sir John Franklin, died in Havana, Cuba aged thirty-four, his health having been shattered by the efforts of his explorations. He will be laid to rest in his native Philadelphia with great ceremony. His brother Thomas will have a distinguished Civil War career. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1858 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1857), 355-356.

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