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Elisha Kent Kane (1820–1857)

Kane, Elisha Kent. A celebrated American Arctic explorer; born at Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1820; died at Havana, Feb. 16, 1857. A surgeon in the United States navy, he accompanied the Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin (1859–52). On his return, he shared in equipping a second expedition, under his own command (1853–55). The story of his explorations is told in ‘The United States Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin’ (1854) and ‘Second Grinnell Expedition’ (1856).