May 17, 1926 : “Much Open Water” At The North Pole

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ELLSWORTH IS HAPPY WITH NOME FRIENDS – Quoted as Saying Party Saw “Rocky Islands,” but Not Land, at Pole. LIVES IN ‘EXPLORERS’ CLUB’ Says He Is Enjoying Himself While Waiting to Sail — Crew Makes Up for Lost Sleep. ELLSWORTH IS HAPPY WITH HOME FRIENDS – View Article – NYTimes.com

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4 Responses to May 17, 1926 : “Much Open Water” At The North Pole

  1. wwlee4411 says:

    Reblogged this on wwlee4411 and commented:
    It’s happened before, and it will happen again.

  2. Billy Liar says:

    If he saw ‘rocky islands’ and much open water at the north pole he was in the wrong place. How did he navigate? Unlikely he had GPS – smartphones hadn’t been invented. In May it would be unlikely to be dark enough for astro navigation. If he saw the sun he might have been able to work out his latitude but I would like to see the computation from a sun sight.

  3. Sparks says:

    During May, it suggests that there was even more open water during the summer melt of that year, less ice.

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