Science: Polar Pilgrims: May 10, 1926

Wilkins. After 13 ominous days without word from Captain Wilkins and Pilot Ben Eielson, the supporting party of the Detroit Arctic Expedition, at Fairbanks, finally picked up faint radio signals. It was Operator Waskey of the expedition's overland sledging party, calling from Point Barrow, which he had just reached by forced marches. Wilkins and Eielson were—the signals were very faint—were there, safe, in a fur-trader's comfortable cabin. They had reached Point Barrow the day of their last departure from Fairbanks, after a hairbreadth escape in...

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