Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England’s Forgotten Arctic Explorer

The first biography of Benjamin Leigh Smith (1828-1913), the English explorer who defined the eastern limits of Svalbard and the western limits of Franz Josef Land, will be published next fall by the Northern Lights series at the University of Calgary Press.  The title: Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England’s Forgotten Arctic Explorer.

Leigh Smith’s research vessel Eira at Cape Crowther, Franz Josef Land, 1880, by W.W. May

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