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Hedenström, who is the best authority, says after spending three years exploring the New Siberian Islands that It never freezes & even in Mar. little drift in is seen to the North. [[encircled]] 73 [[/encircled]] Little Blue Book List Anjou corroborates this by three attempts in 3 consecutive years [[encircled]] 73 [[/encircled]] Prof Middendorf asserts that to the North of Cape [[Taimuna?]] the northernmost cape of Asia that he saw [[underlined]] an open [[strikethrough]] polar [[/strikethrough]] sea without a particle of ice & no ice blink in any direction [[/underlined]] [[encircled]] 73 [[/encircled]] see comment testimony [[encircled]] 73 [[/encircled]] From reports does not doubt the Dutch sailing near the Pole [[encircled]] 73 [[/encircled]] Willoughby [[crossed out]]with vessels [/crossed out]] & 65 souls ^ [[insertion]] in 2 vessels [[/insertion]] frozen to death while wintering on the Coast of Russian Lapland in Lat 68° 15' - Barentz 43 years later with 17 only 2 died Lat. 76° [[encircled]] 73 [[/encircled]] & [[encircled]] 74 [[/encircled]] do Immense quantities of rain experienced by Purry [[encircled]] 74 [[/encircled]] do
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