NEW USER
    

Fort Conger: Robert Peary's Arctic Hut
In 1899, when famous arctic explorer Robert Peary reached Ellesmere Island, in Canada, he found the ruins of a hut erected by a previous arctic expedition in the island’s northeastern shore. The hut was a three-room building built with long, wooden boards, and covered with tar paper, but such type of construction was notoriously difficult to keep warm during the freezing polar winters. Peary found the building utterly unfit for habitation, and so he had the building torn down and rebuilt several smaller quarters in its place. For the next thirty years, Peary’s huts—named Fort Conger—played an important role in several high arctic expeditions.

The original Fort Conger was built in 1881 by explorers of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition led by Lt. Adolphus Greely of the Fifth United States Cavalry. The crew was dropped on the island by the ship Proteus on August 11, 1881, with ample food and fuel to survive and explore comfortably for a year or so.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Jan 13th 2018 (12:51pm)
[Comments: 0]
ADVERTISEMENTADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENTADVERTISEMENT

Comment in Fort Conger: Robert Peary's Arctic Hut as anonymous


anonymous posters must enter code:
 
 
 
Monday


Oct 15, 2018
Mystery Link
click at your own risk
?????????????????
Survey Says

Most embarassing thing in your fridge?


COMMENTS | PAST POLLS
fuck ie | v3 ©2018 davelog


This page created by a paper bag full of flatfooted kittens in 0.23547900390625 seconds