Benjamin Leigh Smith's first Arctic expedition: Svalbard, 1871

  title={Benjamin Leigh Smith's first Arctic expedition: Svalbard, 1871},
  author={Benjamin and Peter Joseph Capelotti},
  journal={Polar Record},
  pages={1 - 14}
Despite five difficult and distinguished scientific expeditions to Svalbard and Franz Josef Land between 1871 and 1882, the British yachtsman and explorer Benjamin Leigh Smith published no detailed account of his expeditions. Best known for a dramatic shipwreck at Cape Flora in Franz Josef Land in 1881, his early work in Svalbard — particularly his first effort when he developed the Arctic voyaging and scientific techniques he would employ on his subsequent expeditions — has received scant… 

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