Monday, July 18, 2011
Explorer week would not be complete without a picture of Admiral Robert Peary, shown here in 1907, prior to his expedition to the North Pole. Admiral Peary has often been credited as being the leader of the first expedition to the North Pole. Frederick Cook claimed to have reached the North Pole in the prior year, but most people believe that he did not make it all the way there. Similarly, many claim that Peary did not actually make it to the North Pole, and that he never provided sufficient data to show he actually got there. So, the matter of who the first man to the North Pole was remains a controversy.
I wanted to thank you all for your generosity in supporting the Lovely Miss EAM's work in Africa. Of the $5,000 she needed for the effort she raised $2,000 yesterday. She received generous contributions from visitors to the blog, and she visited a church, and they provided generously as well. We are hopeful that in the next few weeks the remaining resources will come through, so she can begin to focus more on preparing for the trip. I will keep you posted as things progress.