A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
An Arctic Expedition in Watercolor
Volume 65 Number 2, March/April 2012
The crew of HMS Investigator included Lieutenant Samuel Gurney Cresswell, a Royal Navy officer and painter. Here are selections from a series of watercolor paintings Cresswell made to document the expedition, its time trapped in ice, and its eventual rescue. To read more about the expedition and the discovery of the shipwreck, see "Saga of the Northwest Passage," March/April 2012.
(Lieutenant Samuel Gurney Cresswell, Courtesy Toronto Public Library)