National Geographic : 1951 Oct
Donald MacMillan Boulder and Plaque Mark the Site Where Heroes Died ' In 1924 Captain Mac took this bronze memorial, tablet, presented by the National Geographic Society, to Cape Sabine, Ellesmere Island. There he fastened it to a 100-ton boulder in the center of the camp site where A. W. Greely and his men passed their tragic winter and 18 of the party of 25 died (pages 502, 509). This picture was taken just after the tablet had been bolted in place, but members of the latest MacMil lan expedition reported it still in perfect condition. - At Wiscasset, Maine, Major General Greely says good-bye as Commander MacMillan gets ready to leave on his trip to Cape Sabine with the tablet. The picture was made in 1923. General Greely died in 1935.