In the Kingdom of Ice - Part Five: The End of Creation, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

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The island displayed a diverse terrain that included volcanic cones and glaciers. There were signs of a robust animal population. De Long named the island Bennett Island. It is known in current times as Ostrov Bennetta and is one of the largest of the De Long Islands. De Long would have liked to stay longer and learn more about the island but they had to move south before winter hit. They spent eight days on Bennett resting up for the next leg of their venture. While there, the crew collected artifacts and gathered geological specimens and repaired their boats. On August 6th, the crew launched their three boats into the frigid waters off Bennett Island. De Long left a note in a cairn on Bennett Island on the status of the Jeannette crew.

The ice was too soft...

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