Photo #8

Using compasses and other navigational instruments, Stefansson and the experienced seamen kept track of the Northern Party’s position, charted the new lands, and corrected the old British Admiralty maps they were using.

Stefansson's compass
“Polaris” Marine Compass Company
Bryantville, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
About 1913
Brass, glass, metal
© Canadian Museum of Civilization G-74

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