Jerry Kobalenko's "Ellesmere Island" Blog
The Greely Expedition interviewee Jerry Kobalenko keeps a blog about Ellesmere Island with writings, images, maps and archival photographs from his Arctic travels.

Abandoned in the Arctic: Documentary Film
A documentary from Cocked Hat Ventures LLC, released in 2009.

Arlington National Cemetery: Adolphus Washington Greely
Biography of A.W. Greely from the Arlington National Cemetery website and images from his gravesite.

The Arctic Saga of David Legg Brainard
A website assembled by a descendant of David Brainard, which includes a biography and description of his journey as a member of Greely's crew.

A Biographical Sketch of Gen. David L. Brainard, US Army
Biography of David Brainard from the International Polar Year website.

Chances for Arctic Survival: Greely's Expedition Revisited
A PDF article written for Arctic Magazine in December 2002.

James Booth Lockwood Biography
Biography of crew member James Lockwood from a Hassan Cigarette Card series in 1914.

The Internet Archive
Scanned archival documents from the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition.

International Polar Year Links


Berton, Pierre. Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909. New York: The Lyons Press, 2000.

Brainard, David L. The Outpost of the Lost: An Arctic Adventure. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929.

Dick, Lyle. Muskox Land: Ellesmere Island in the Age of Contact. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2001.

Fleming, Fergus. Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole. New York: Grove Press, 2001.

Greely, Maj. Gen. A.W. Reminiscences of Adventure and Service. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1927.

Greely, Lieut. A.W. Three Years of Arctic Service Vols. I & II: An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-1884 and the Attainment of the Farthest North. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1886.

Guttridge, Leonard F. Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition. New York: Berkley Books, 2000.

Kobalenko, Jerry. The Horizontal Everest: Extreme Journeys on Ellesmere Island. New York: Soho Press, Inc., 2002.

Lopez, Barry. Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape. New York: Vintage Books, 1986. 

Lotz, Jim. Canada’s Forgotten Arctic Hero: George Rice and the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, 1881-1884. Cape Breton: Breton Books, 2009.

McGhee, Robert. The Last Imaginary Place: A Human History of the Arctic World. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Powell, Theodore. The Long Rescue. New York: Doubleday & Company, 1960.

Putnam, William Lowell. Arctic Superstars. Sedona: The American Alpine Club, 2001.

Robinson, Michael F. The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture.  Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Streever, Bill. Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2009.

Todd, Alden. Abandoned: The Story of the Greely Arctic Expedition 1881-1884. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961.

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