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Monthly Archive October, 2009

Polar Record article now available online.

October 23, 2009

The full text version of the article detailing the recovery of Frederick A. Cook’s original telegram drafts announcing that he had attained the North Pole is now available online.  If the link does not work, simply Google Frederick Cook telegrams.


Honor upon honor, allegation upon allegation, and a lost medal found.

October 15, 2009

A Busy Week
A hundred years ago, this was a busy week in the Polar Controversy.   Peary’s long awaited “proofs” that Dr. Cook had not been to the North Pole were released in the form of a statement alleged to have been made by the two Inuit who accompanied him, along with a map on which [...]