Wilkins, Arctic Flight

Scope and Content

  • MS 593/1-4;MSM Navigational charts of the Arctic Basin, 1926 [Showing calculations made and track plotted during Arctic flight 1928] 4 sheets, photocopies
  • MS 433;BJ Journal, 1928 [Kept during flight] photocopy mounted on board

Administrative / Biographical History

Wilkins teemed up with the Canadian Carl Ben Eielson to undertake flights across parts of the Arctic. From a base at Point Barrow Alaska they flew roughly 800km northwest landing on pack ice in 1926. In 1928 they flew across the Arctic Ocean to Spitsbergen.



Additional Information

MS 593/1-4;MSM and MS 433;BJ Originals presumed to be in library of American Geographical Society (1982)