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In June of 1871, navigator George E. Tyson and the Polaris sailed forth from manhattan to pursue an American dream—to be the 1st excursion to discover the icy waters of the North Pole. Led through Captain corridor, veteran Arctic explorer, and funded with a $50,000 provide from the U.S. Congress, it appeared the Polaris wouldn't fail. however the voyage was once doomed from the beginning: impassable ice-floes, a group that couldn’t get alongside, and finally the poisoning and premature loss of life of Captain corridor. eventually, as iciness approached, Tyson and part the team discovered themselves stranded at the Arctic ice, incapable of reconnecting with their send. they wouldn't be rescued for 6 months. via Tyson’s precise notes and a magazine written upon the ice, trip to the Arctic tells the harrowing story of survival, sluggish hunger, and of guys grew to become wild in frigid climes.

INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER.
The Northern Sphinx
CHAPTER II.
CAPTAIN TYSON'S EARLY ARCTIC EXPERIENCE.
CHAPTER III.
THE POLARIS EXPEDITION.
CHAPTER IV.
The Polaris placed into Commission
CHAPTER V.
BIOGRAPHICAL cartoon OF CAPTAIN corridor.
CHAPTER VI.
Dr. Emil Bessel.—The Polaris sails
CHAPTER VII.
NOTES via CAPTAIN TYSON ON BOARD THE POLARIS.
CHAPTER VIII.
A Hunting-party
CHAPTER IX.
Putting Provisions Ashore
CHAPTER X.
Captain Buddington passes to the Command
CHAPTER XI.
Thanksgiving
CHAPTER XII.
An remarkable Discussion
CHAPTER XIII.
Sledge vs. Boat
CHAPTER XIV.
Two Boat-parties arranged
CHAPTER XV.
Engineer's Report.—Drifting with the Floe
CHAPTER XVI.
JOURNAL OF GEORGE E. TYSON, ASSISTANT NAVIGATOR ON usa STEAMER POLARIS, stored at the ICE-FLOE.
CHAPTER XVII.
A useless Hunt for Seal
CHAPTER XVIII.
Can see the Land.—
CHAPTER XIX.
Taking account of Stock.---The sunlight re-appears after a scarcity of eighty-three Days
CHAPTER XX.
Drift prior Disco.—Beauty of the Northern---One hundred and 3rd Day at the Ice.—Perseverance of the Natives in hunting
CHAPTER XXI.
A solemn access made within the magazine, in View of Death.—Talk approximately achieving the Land
CHAPTER XXII.
Narwhals, or Sea-unicorns.—Dante's Ice-hell
CHAPTER XXIII.
Cutting Fresh-water Ice for Drink.---Discussions approximately achieving Shore web page
CHAPTER XXIV.
Decide to make the Attempt.—A Relapse into Barbarism
CHAPTER XXV.
A undergo prospecting for a Meal.—Ice recloses.—Sea subsides.—Land Birds appear.— Very Hungry
CHAPTER XXVI.
Men very Weak.—Fearful Thoughts—Land once again in Sight.—Half drowned.
CHAPTER XXVII.
A cheerful Sight!—A Steamer in View.—Lost again.---Going domestic within the usa Steamship Frolic
CHAPTER XXVIII.
THE look for THE POLARIS AND THE SURVIVORS OF THE EXPEDITION.
CHAPTER XXIX.
The Tigress, Commander James A. Greer, units sail
CHAPTER XXX.
CAPTAIN TYSON'S CRUISE within the TIGRESS.
CHAPTER XXXI.
Homeward-bound
CHAPTER XXXII.
The Natives deliver Deer-meat to the Ship—Sight a Scotch Whaler
CHAPTER XXXIII.
The Gale abates.—Lessons in Arctic Navigation
CHAPTER XXXIV.
THEORY OF NORTH POLAR CURRENTS.
CHAPTER XXXV.
How to arrive the North Pole
CHAPTER XXXVI.
THE destiny OF THE POLARIS.
CHAPTER XXXVII.
THE FORTUNES OF THE POLARIS SURVIVORS.
CHAPTER XXXVIII.
SCIENTIFIC NOTES.

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