Photo #: NH 92141
Jeannette Arctic exploring expedition, 1879-1881
Woodcut engraved by George T. Andrew after a design by M.J. Burns, depicting USS Jeannette's boats separating in a gale northeast of the Lena River Delta, Siberia, on 12 September 1881. The boat commanded by Lieutenant Commander George DeLong (depicted in the foreground) landed at the northern end of the Delta. That commanded by Chief Engineer George W. Melville (background, right) landed on the Delta's eastern side. The boat commanded by Lieutenant Charles W. Chipp (background, left) was not heard of again.
Copied from "The Voyage of the Jeannette ...", Volume II, page 751, edited by Emma DeLong, published in 1884.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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22 July 2003