Matthew Henson's Final Attept to Get to the Pole

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In History
  • Leaving The Roosevelt

    Leaving The Roosevelt
    The Roosevelt left New York, heading to Cape Sheridan.
  • President Theodore Roosevelt Wishes Peary Luck

    President Theodore Roosevelt Wishes  Peary Luck
    At Oyster Bay, New York, President Theodore Roosevelt came on board to wish Peary luck.
  • Matthew Henson Trains the Men

    Matthew Henson Trains the Men
    Matthew Henson trains the men in dog driving, igloo building, and survival at Cape Sheridan.
  • The Expedition was Ready to Head to the North Pole

    The Expedition was Ready to Head to the North Pole
    On February 1, 1909 the team was ready to go to the North Pole. Each team member had a possesion for the trip.
  • Mark That Trail

    Mark That Trail
    On February 28, 1909 Borup and Bartlett mark the trail for the expedition.
  • Henson and Peary's Group Left Cape Columbia

    Henson and Peary's Group Left Cape Columbia
    Henson and Peary's group left Cape Columbia March 1, 1909 at
    6:30 am.
  • OH NO There Is the Big Lead

    OH NO There Is the Big Lead
    On March 4, 1909 the expedition came to the Big Lead.
  • Still Waiting Beside the Big Lead

    Still Waiting Beside the Big Lead
    On March 5,1909 the expedition was still by the Big Lead, because it was not frozen over yet.
  • Go Across the Big Lead Safely!

    Go Across the Big Lead Safely!
    It was calm and only 45 degrees below zero at the Big Lead,and it was frozen over, so the expedition went across safely.
  • Good Bye Ross Marvin

    Good Bye Ross Marvin
    On March 26, 1909 the expedition was at 36 degrees and 38 degrees ,and it was Ross Marvin's turn for a break to turn back
  • Peary and Henson Catch Up With Bartlett

    Peary and Henson Catch Up With Bartlett
    On March 29, 1909 Peary and Henson caught up with Bartlett, and came to a wide lead.
  • Bye-Bye Bartlett

    Bye-Bye Bartlett
    On April 1,1909 the expedition repaired sledges and rested all day, and it was Bartlett's turn to go back.
  • Let's March

    Let's March
    The expedition marched for ten hours.
  • Don't Fall In the Water

    Don't Fall In the Water
    On April 3, 1909 came to a lead with thin ice, and Matthew Henson fell in the cold Arctic water, but before he went down to far Ootah grabbed him and saved him.
  • How Far?

    How Far?
    On April 5.1909 Matthew Henson had figured out that th eexpedition had marched 100 miles since Bartlett left.
  • We're Here!

    We're Here!
    On April 6, 1909 the expedition made it to the North Pole.The expedition was so amazed they had made it.
  • Home Sweet Home

    Home Sweet Home
    On April 23, 1909 the expedition was back at Cape Columbia and were heading for the Roosevelt. The expedition could smell the smell of hot coffee in the air.