Nares, Sir George Strong
Sir George Strong Nares, naval officer, arctic explorer (b at Aberdeen, Scot 24 Apr 1831; d at Surbiton, England 15 Jan 1915). As a mate on HMS Resolute
1852-54 he helped to haul sledges in the search for Sir John FRANKLIN
. After extensive hydrographical service in southern seas, he commanded the scientific arctic expedition of 1875-76. HMS Discovery
wintered separately. Lieutenant P. Aldrich explored the northern coast of Ellesmere Island. Commander A.H. Markham's heavy sledges reached a record 83°20´26´ N despite frequent ice ridges. The Admiralty investigated the unexpected outbreak of scurvy, but despite this Nares later rose to vice-admiral.
Captain George Nares took the Discovery
past 82º N latitude before settling into winter quarters (albumen print courtesy Library and Archives Canada/C-52573).
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This article from the journal “NATURE” focuses on the extent of glaciation at the northern margin of the Canadian/Greenland high-latitude Arctic region over the past 30,000 years. Includes a map showing location of Hans Island.