Lost Limbs Foundation

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Robert Edwin Peary, Sr.

Today I remember…
Today we remember Robert Edwin Peary, Sr. (May 6, 1856 – Feb. 20, 1920) was an American explorer who claimed to have led the first expedition, April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole. Peary was a member of the U.S. Navy Civil Engineering Corps. He was 52 years old when he and his assistant, Matthew Henson, and four Eskimo aides reached the North Pole. While in the Navy, Peary made four trips to Greenland, which were his first expeditions into the Arctic region.