Whales Tales and the Northwest Passage

Dr. Elisha Kent Kane led the Second Grinnell Expedition to find the remains of the Franklin party and the elusive Northwest Passage.   From the end of the Mexican War until 1861, ┬áLieutenant Matthew Fontaine Maury used his international reputation in maritime affairs as superintendent of the National Observatory to shepherd the Navy into a … Continue reading Whales Tales and the Northwest Passage