AN ANALYSIS OF ADMIRAL PEARY'S SLEDGING SPEEDS

William E. Molett

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Abstract: Wally Herbert’s recently published book, The Noose of Laurels [l], convinced most of its reviewers that Admiral Peary could not possibly have made the sledging speeds he claimed. If Peary made the Pole, and I believe he did, just how did Mr. Herbert convince these reviewers that Peary could not possibly have made his sledging speeds? As I will demonstrate, Herbert’s book is based on a number of misconceptions and mistakes not apparent to the reviewers. I accomplish this by comparing my analysis of Peary’s speeds with that of Herbert.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 39, Number 3
Pages: 337 - 344
Cite this article: Molett, William E., "AN ANALYSIS OF ADMIRAL PEARY'S SLEDGING SPEEDS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 39, No. 3, Fall 1992, pp. 337-344.
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