National Geographic : 1988 Sep
Where - was Peary? "HARD WORK, little sleep, much . experience, first class equipment, and good fortune...." These fac tors Peary creditedfor reaching ___ the Pole and returningto Camp Bartlettin a "glorious"eight-day sprint.With clear weather and / smooth ice the team's speed had Snearly doubled. On April 6 at 10 a.m. they set up Camp Morris Jesup. Deadreckoning indicated - they were nearthe Pole. Using a sextant and a sink of heated mer cury as an artificialhorizon, Peary (right)calculated his lati- ___ tude to be 89°57'N-threemiles from 90° north. He took more sun altitudesten miles from camp. Returning,he made anotherset of observations,then marchedeight miles in a different direction, and later made a final set atJesup 0 t Scale varies in Sthis perspective. . NS CARTOGRAPHIC DIVISION DESIGN:JOH W. OTHERS RESEARCH: MARGUERITEB. HUNSIKER PRODUCTION: ISKANDARBADAY,RAMSEYMURRAY MAPEDITOR:6US PLATIS . Route of the RQosevelt 1908-1909 ... Cape Art -c -- Cape b Thomas Hubbard.. ^*Basilil ~~~-iB9 4 Meteorite Island 0c o **\\ . C.