Exploring the Arctic, Polar Equipment and Relics

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Exploring the Arctic

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Collection Exploring the Arctic, Polar Equipment and Relics
ExhibitionsNorth-West Passage
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Ross, James Clark
Provenance: Ross, Arthur
EventsArctic Exploration: Ross' second voyage, 1829-1833

Object details:

Object ID AAA3958
Description Boat jackstaff in two sections made of softwood, gessoed, painted a blue green colour and varnished with a gilded knob on the top. The two parts are joined by a brass sleeve. It was set up at the North Magnetic Pole on 1st June 1831, by Commander, Later Rear Admiral Sir James Clark Ross (1800-1862).
Date made circa 1831

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wood; brass
Measurements Overall: 960 x 70 mm
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