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Admiral Peary, first man at the North Pole
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- Title Admiral Peary, first man at the North Pole
- Released 20/09/2005 12:49 pm
- Copyright AFP
Picture dated probably 1909 of US Admiral and explorer Robert Edwin Peary (1856-1920), born in Cresson Springs, PA. Peary made eight Arctic voyages to the Greenland coast in 1891-2, arriving on the East coast by crossing the ice. In 1909 he led the first expedition to the North Pole, though his achievement was disputed by his fellow-explorer Frederick Cook, who claimed to have reached the Pole in 1908, a claim generally discredited.