Boat jackstaff in two sections made of softwood, gessoed, painted a blue green colour and varnished with a gilded knob on the top. The two parts are joined by a brass sleeve. It was set up at the North Magnetic Pole on 1st June 1831, by Commander, Later Rear Admiral Sir James Clark Ross (1800-1862).

Object Details

ID: AAA3958
Collection: Polar Equipment and Relics
Type: Jackstaff
Display location: Not on display
Events: Arctic Exploration: Ross' second voyage, 1829-1833
Date made: circa 1831
Exhibition: North-West Passage
People: Ross, James Clark; Ross, Arthur
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 960 x 70 mm
Parts: Jackstaff

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