Admiral Robert E. Peary

This is Peary's grave
The stone sphere is a carved map of the world. The bronze star 
covering the North Pole represents the prize Robert Peary risked 
his life to achieve.
After Peary died in 1920 Matthew Henson visited 
this site every year until his own death 35 years later.

 

 

 

 


Inscription:

ROBERT EDWIN PEARY
DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH POLE
APRIL 6, 1909

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Photo courtesy of Ron Williams. Peary photo restored by Bradley Robinson

Copyright 1998 Bradley Robinson.

Photo courtesy of Ron Williams