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Polar Equipment and Relics

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Object ID AAA3957
Description William Edward Parry's attempt on the North Pole 1827. Message, hand written on vellum 'This Boat is left for Captain Parry and his party on their return from attempting to reach the North Pole. It as particularly requested that she may not be removed as they will probably be much in want of her. HM Ship Hecla, May 15th 1827'. On May 17th 1827 the expedition was intending to leave a supply dump at Hakluyt's Headland, Spitzbergen for a returning sledge party but could not get ashore due to a gale.
Date made 1827

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Materials vellum
Measurements Overall: 292 x 190 mm
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