"Alert" winter-quarters, 82° 27’ N - keeling over at low water spring tides, chain cables to anchors buried on shore, June 1876, northern pack
Albumen Print attributed to Thomas Mitchell. Image shows the HMS Alert surrounded by the thawing ice pack at Cape Rawson, Canada, in June 1876. Taken during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876, led by Captain George Strong Nares. Page 27 of an album titled "Her Majesty's Ships the Alert & Discovery. 1875-1876. Vol. 2."