Science: Polar Pilgrims: May 17, 1926

Last week, the history of earth's north polar cap approached the climax of its most stirring chapter, One great event, a sporting feat, came to pass—the first visit to the Pole by a man in an airplane. Other events impended hourly.

In Alaska, the Australian-born soldier of fortune Captain George Hubert Wilkins, leading the expedition backed by citizens of Detroit, was in something of a hole but was summoning his final resources for a flight to see if land exists between Point Barrow and the Pole. In Spitsbergen, the young Virginian, Lieut.-Commander Richard E....

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