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Arctic & Northern Explorations:
Biographies - "P, S, W"


Peary, Robert E.
An excellent, well-illustrated site documenting the life of civil engineer and explorer Peary, who reached the North Pole in 1909.

Peary & Henson
From Peary's 1910 book, The North Pole, 25 pages of captioned photos of the 1909 expedition.

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
A lengthy biography from the Stefansson Arctic Institute.

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
A biography from Wikipedia.

Vilhjalmur Stefansson discovers a new race of Arctic people
Were these European-looking people a new race, descendants of Franklin's lost men, or a long-lost colony from Greenland?

Stefannson, Vilhjalmur
A newspaper report from 1913 denounces Stefannson's claim to be the discoverer of the tribe of "Blonde Eskimos".

Arctic Dreamer: The Lonely Quest of Vilhjalmur Stefansson
A 2003 film directed by Peter Raymont.

Sverdrup, Otto
A biography of this Norwegian explorer, and links to other online resources.

Wilkins, Sir Hubert
The remarkable story of the man who has been called the greatest explorer of all times. His exploits in the western Arctic include the 1938 search for a missing Russian balloonist.

Wilkins, Sir Hubert - 1931 Submarine Voyage
In 1931, Wilkins unsuccessfully attempted to reach the North Pole in a retired United States Navy submarine, which he named Nautilus.

Sir Hubert Wilkins
From a philatelic perspective, photos and information about this 37-meter the ice-class ship, operated by Ocean Frontiers.


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