Peary Expedition to Greenland (1897)

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1897

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Expedition. Robert E. Peary's final attempt to transport the Ahnighito meteorite, also known as The Tent, to New York. With a "one-hundred-ton and two thirty-ton jacks and ample supples of railroad iron and great timbers," Peary was determined to win (Hovey). The meteorite was brought to the Brooklyn Navy Yard aboard the S.S. Hope in the autumn of 1897.

Sources

    Hovey, Edmund Otis. "The Cape York Meteorites." The American Museum Journal, vol. 5, no. 1, January 1905.
    Reeds, Chester A., Ph.D. "Catalogue of the Meteorites in the American Museum of Natural History as of October 1, 1936." Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, vol. 73, Art. 6, pages 517-672, July 26, 1937.

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Related Corporate, Personal, and Family Names

Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920
Ahnighito (Meteorite)
Peary Arctic Expedition (1896)
Peary Auxiliary ExpeditionExternal link
Peary Expedition to Greenland (1895)
Peary Greenland Expedition (1893-1895)External link

Written by: Iris Lee
Last modified: 2019 March 28


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