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Explorer Isaac Israel Hayes departs Boston on an fourteen month expedition to the Arctic

Isaac Israel Hayes, detail
07/07/1860
Isaac Israel Hayes was an experienced Arctic explorer, having recently sailed under Elisha Kane.  He organised his own well-sponsored expedition and departed Boston Harbor aboard his exploring vessel United States, which he had renamed from its original Spring Hill days before.  A poor scientist, his claims after his return in October 1861 of  a record progress into the Arctic were ruined by the sloppiness of his navigational observations. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 412.

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