De Long, George Washington

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De Long, George Washington (1844–81) US naval officer and explorer. De Long set sail in 1879, but his ship was caught in polar ice and drifted until 1881 when it was crushed. De Long was one of 14 survivors to reach Siberia, only to die of cold and starvation.

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