Used on Nares' Arctic expedition 1875-76. McClintock eight-man sledge. Iron-shod wooden runners of jointed contruction reinforced with copper pins. Runners lashed to eight cross bars with raw hide. Netting at each end with a canvas cover in the middle. A canvas covered load including tent poles packed on top. Carved on side of sledge "HMS ALERT".

Object Details

ID: AAA4002
Collection: Polar Equipment and Relics
Type: Sledge
Display location: Not on display
Events: Arctic Exploration: North Pole expedition, Nares, 1875-1876
Vessels: Alert (1856)
Date made: 1875; 1875-6
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Measurements: Overall: 838 x 3480 x 991 mm

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