Science: Polar Pilgrims: Apr. 19, 1926

Wilkins. Fairbanks, Alaska, kept its radio ear cocked. But after the message (TIME, April 12) saying that Captain Wilkins and Pilot Eielson had brought their freight-laden monoplane Alaskan safely to earth 560 miles northward at Point Barrow, the Arctic air yielded no more news of them.

The Fairbanks operators were, however, in constant touch with Wilkins' overland party under Explorer "Sandy" Smith. The latter had been obliged to leave his comrades encamped some 140 miles south of Point Barrow on the Colville River, while he and an...

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