The Peary-MacMillan Museum of Arctic Studies has discovered that an unidentified sea chart donated to the museum three years ago is the same one that marked the fatal 1913 expedition of the Karluk ship.
The Karluk, captained by Robert Bartlett, was on a journey to the north with a crew of scientists and explorers. It was 101 years ago this January that the brigantine sank after being caught and crushed by ice, the St. John, Newfoundland Telegram reports. Bartlett and the crew survived the sinking because they had set up camp on the ice floes (although several men were to die later). They drifted on the pack ice for months, pushed along by the current.