National Geographic : 1925 Jun
Photograph byDonald B.MacMillan THE MIDNIGHT SUN FROM SUNRISE POINT, LOOKING NORTH OVER LITTLETON ISLAND Eight exposures were taken on the same photographic plate at 20-minute intervals. Sunrise Point was named bytheHayes Expedition, which found it a favorable spot to observe the first rising of the sun after their memorable winter. Littleton Island isfamous inSmith Sound history. Though named by an Englishman, an American explorer, Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, was the first to stepupon theisland and tounfurl theAmerican flag over it 72 years ago.