Expédition Antarctique Française, (1903-1905)
Expeditions (Special Collections) Q115 E873 1903
Paris: Masson and Co.
French Antarctic Expedition, 1903-05. Jean Charcot (1867-1936), a trained medical doctor, journeyed to Antarctica on the Français. His initial aim was to search for the missing Swedish explorer Otto Nordenskjöld (leader of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1901-04). Charcot left Le Havre in August, 1903 and upon reaching Buenos Aires in November, he learnt that Nordenskjöld had been found. The expedition party wintered at Port Charcot, on the Western Antarctic peninsula and spent their time making scientific observations. Charcot and his party left Antarctica in February, 1905 having accumulated over 70 crates of scientific specimens and data, mapped hundreds of miles of Antarctica’s coastline, and charted and named various islands.
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