Trapped in the Arctic
In December 1915, George Comer, captain of the relief ship George B. Cluett, reported to Hovey the disasters that had befallen the schooner. After leaving Nova Scotia on July 19, 1915, the ship soon developed engine trouble and began to run out of gasoline. Trapped in the Arctic ice for weeks, the vessel at last attained safe harbor in September. Here, in a Greenland bay about 150 miles south of Etah, the schooner would remain until the ice melted the following summer of 1916.