The Peary expedition's soundings, taken with a weighted wire and illustrated here, provide some of the most compelling evidence that he, fellow American explorer Matthew Henson, and Inuits Ootah, Egigingwah, Seegloo and Ooqueah reached the North Pole.

Illustration by Richard Schlecht

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Scientists are very interested in the North Pole—the northernmost point on Earth