Science: Wrangel Island

Two years ago Russia sent three white men, three white women and 50 Eskimo families to bleak little Wrangel Island, disastrous site 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The people were called a colony and their planting on the island was a Soviet gesture of possession against the rival claims of the U. S. and Canada. In the 1820's the Russian Baron Wrangel heard of, but did not see, the island. In 1867, Captain Thomas Long, U. S. citizen, sailed around and named it. Just before the War, Captain Robert A. Bartlett,...

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