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A History of the Navy in 100 Objects
A History of the Navy in 100 Objects

Object 29: The Jeannette Expedition Monument

Polar exploration has been a hallmark of the U.S. Navy's many accomplishments. Tales of bravery during legendary polar exploration missions have captivated the American people for nearly two hundred years. Today we look at a monument to one of those early polar expeditions, and at the same time examine the timeline of the polar exploration mission set that the Navy has been engaged in almost continuously since 1839.

The Jeannette Expedition Monument

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