PRISM logo

Polar Radar for Ice Sheet Measurements

   
Curved ice line
Jagged line

Home>Polar Scientists...>The Mystery of Andree>EXPERT TESTIMONY

Jagged line
 

EXPERT TESTIMONY.

The two eminent Arctic explorers, Dr. Nansen and Dr. Nordenskjold, add their testimony to that of many others who refuse to credit a story that a tribe of Tunguses found the bodies of Andree and his unfortunate companions lying near a cabin of cloth and cordage, evidently once part of a balloon, on the Taimur peninsula. Dr. Nordenskjold is, perhaps, the best authority that could be consulted on such a question, for his famous voyage in the Vega, when he made the northeast passage, thoroughly familiarized him with the coast of Siberia. The Taimur peninsula is a barren waste, the most northern point of Asia, and it is fully 1200 miles from Krasnoyarsk, the city from which the telegram comes. For that reason it will, doubtless, be many months before it can be settled to a certainty whether the story is true or false. In the mean time, with such a unanimity of expert testimony against its probability, it would, as we said Sunday, seem to deserve very little credence.


Reproduced with permission: L.L. Dyche, Explorations (Newspaper Clippings Related to Polar Exploration), Vol. 1 & 2. University Archives, Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence, KS.

 

<<Back to top

 
Jagged grey graphic
Original Source:
 

Boston Morning Herald, Boston, MA. Feb. 14, 1899

 
Jagged grey graphic
 
Jagged grey graphic
Transcriber: 
 

Jennifer Holvoet, Ph.D.
University of Kansas

 
 
  Would you like to do a transcription for us? If so contact us at admin@ku-prism.org.   
Jagged grey graphic


PRISM © 2002, 2003 is brought to you by
NSF logo
National Science Foundation University of Kansas
NASA logo
NASA
KTEC logo
Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation
University of Kansas logo
University of Kansas