Lieut. Charles Wilkes, American- Wilkes Land

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Lieut. Charles Wilkes, American- Wilkes Land - ANTARCTIC DASHES IN 1EAIIS GONE BY. v Capt....
ANTARCTIC DASHES IN 1EAIIS GONE BY. v Capt. Cook, British navy, 1772, was the first person to cross tho antarctic circle, went 71 degrees 10 minutes south. Bellingshausan, Russian, 182 0, 69 degrees 52 minutes south. James Weddell, British, 1823, 74 degrees 15 minutes. Lieut. -Charles Wilkes, American, explored what is now called Wilkes Land, 1839. James Clarke Ross, British, discovered what is now Ross sea, 1840, 77 degrees south. G. S. Nares. British, with first steamship to enter arctic circle, the Challenger, discovered the fact that animal life covered the floor f the polar seas, 1874. Capt.' R. F. Scott. British, 1902-04. 82 degrees 17 minutes south. Ernest Shaklelon, British, 1908-09. 88 degrees 23 minutes south 111 miles from the pole. v v

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  1. Evansville Press,
  2. 07 Mar 1912, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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