Aberdeen Arctic Co collection 1854-1862


Aberdeen Arctic Co collection 1854-1862

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SNAC Resource ID: 6285003

Scott Polar Research Institute

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Penny William b 1809

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Aberdeen Arctic Co

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The Aberdeen Arctic company was founded by the whaler William Penny who wished to establish a British colony in Cumberland Sound in order to prolong the whaling season, Penny formed the Royal Arctic Company in 1852, later renamed the Aberdeen Arctic Company. With the company's purchase of the brigs Lady Franklin and Sophia, Penny led the first whaling expedition to winter deliberately with ships in the Baffin Bay and Davis Strait region between 1853 and 1854, introducing the practice of floe wha...