Polaris Expedition Scrapbooks, 1873


The Polaris Expedition to the North Pole was led by Charles Francis Hall. The expedition failed to reach its destination after Hall died from a supposed poisoning. On the ship's return it was caught on some ice. The damaged ship ended up in Greenland and nineteen members of the crew were separated from the ship. The ship and the remaining crew members were stranded for eight months before being rescued by the U.S.S. Tigress in May 1873.