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 James Booth Lockwood

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James Booth Lockwood

  • Birth 9 Oct 1852 Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 9 Apr 1884
  • Burial Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 58586143

James Booth Lockwood, an Artic explorer and 2nd Lieutenant, US Army, was born in Annapolis, MD, the son of General Henry Hayes Lockwood. He was second in command under Adolphus W. Greeley of the ill-fated Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (1881 to 1884). In April 1882, Lockwood, and two others, reached the farthest northern point ever reached at that time (350 miles from the North Pole), and the island was named Lockwood Island. After returning to the base camp at Fort Conger, the situation became dire. When supply ships were unable to arrive in 1882 and 1883, the expedition attempted to return, but many died of cold and starvation, including James Lockwood, who died at Cape Sabine, Canada before rescuers arrived.


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  • Created by: Cheryl Sigsbee
  • Added: 13 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58586143
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Booth Lockwood (9 Oct 1852–9 Apr 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58586143, citing United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Cheryl Sigsbee (contributor 46518709) .