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NEWS OF THAYER EXPEDITION

Vessel Which Went in Search of Specimens for Museum Wrecked on Coast of Siberia.

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According to a dispatch from Nome, Alaska, the vessel which John E. Thayer '85, of Lancaster and Boston, sent into the Arctic three years ago to secure specimens for the University and for Mr. Thayer's museum, has been lost, and is a total wreck on the shores of Siberia. Captain John Koren, however, who is leading the expedition, gave the further information that the material which the expedition had secured, has been preserved in Siberia, and that the only loss sustained was that of the vessel.

The vessel left Tacoma, Wash., April 26, 1910, manned by Captain Koren and three other white men, who were later reinforced by two Eskimos. The expedition was for the purpose of gathering zoological, botanical, and natural history specimens in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. It visited the islands off the coast of Alaska, the Behring Sea, and the Arctic Ocean. No lives were lost in the wreck.

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