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George Nares, British Arctic explorer

George Nares, British Arctic explorer

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George Nares (1831-1915). British naval officer and Arctic explorer Captain George Strong Nares. Nares commanded the first ship to pass through the Suez Canal, the Challenger Expedition (1872-1876), which lay the foundation for modern oceanography, and the British Arctic Expedition (1875-1876). The men of the British Arctic Expedition were the first Europeans to see the Northern coast of Ellesmere Island, Canada.

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