Expedition to the Arctic sails from New York City

An expedition to the Arctic, aboard the steamship Advance and led by Elisha Kent Kane, left New York City and sailed north. The endeavor will end in disaster when the ship is trapped in the ice near Cape Constitution and the crew will only save itself by trekking 1000 miles to the nearest civilization. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 252.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Cultural
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