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BRAINARD, David Legge [1856-1946] -- American arctic explorer, Brigadier General

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Brigadier General (1917)
Royal Geographic Society, Back Grant Award (Jun 1886)
The Explorers Club, charter member
The Explorers Club, Explorers Medal (1929)
Charles P. Daly Medal (NGS, 1925)
American Polar Society, Honorary Member (1936)
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BRAINARD, David Legg

He was the last survivor (in 1935) of the United States’ Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (1881-84), an ordeal of unimaginable hardship. Only six survivors were rescued in 1884 after being stranded in the Arctic for two years in the harshest conditions.  -30-
 

Chronology

1882/05/13
New farthest north record set at latitude 83º 24’ N. and longitude 40º 46’ W. — surpassing 300 years of British Arctic record-breaking.1
1886
Royal Geographic Society, Back Grant Award
1917
Brigadier General
1925
Charles P. Daly Medal
1929
The Explorers Club, Explorers Medal
1936
American Polar Society, Honorary Member

Selected Works

  • The Outpost of the Lost: An Arctic Adventure (1929, journal)
  • Six Came Back: The Arctic Adventure of David L. Brainard (1940)
  • Bookmarks (off-site links)

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    Footnotes

    1 Thanks to Glenn M. Stein, FRGS, for permission to use the this quote from his biography on General Brainard, which is © 2007 by Mr. Stein.
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