The Sinking of the Jeannette
Original Author: George T. Andrew, engraver; after design by M.J. Burns
Created: 1883
Medium: Engraving
Publisher: Navy History & Heritage Command

The Sinking of the Jeannette

The steamship Jeannette begins to sinks in the Arctic Ocean after being crushed by ice floes north of Siberia in June 1881. The ship’s captain, George W. De Long, who died in the aftermath of the sinking, had kept a journal during the two-year-long polar expedition. His wife edited his writings and published them in 1883 in two volumes entitled The Voyage of the Jeannette. The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. De Long, which included wood engravings such as this one.