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THE ANDREE RELIEF EXPEDITION.

According to a report published in Paris from St. Petersburg, the Andrée relief expedition, after a long journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway, has at length reached the Eastern Government of Irkutsk. The journey will now be continued by horses to the Upper Lena, thence by boat to the Lena Delta, and to the New Siberian Islands. All along the way from Irkutsk to the islands, a distance of about 4,900 miles, the most searching inquiry will be made among the natives concerning the balloon expedition. At the New Siberian Islands the party will separate into several small expeditions, and search the surrounding territory and seas. European scientists are confident that Andrée's expedition did not reach the American Continent and they believe that if ever found it will be somewhere in Northeastern Siberia. Of the four landing places given by Andrée as the most probable, the first, upon which he placed particular faith, was in Siberia, in about latitude 70 north, longitude 135 east.


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.

 

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Original Source:
 

New York Times, New York, NY. June 13, 1898

 
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Transcriber: 
 

Jennifer Holvoet, Ph.D.
University of Kansas

 
 
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