Lost in the Arctic book

Lost in the Arctic by Mikkelsen
Lost in the Arctic by Mikkelsen

Iver Iversen was the nephew of my Great Grandfather Mads Mortensen. Mads came from Denmark to the US in 1878. Iver was part of a Danish Arctic exploration that started in 1910 and ended in 1913. They were looking for the boat of a prior Danish explorer to recover the diaries. The first boat vanished and the three Danish explorers perished. Iver and Ejnar Mikkelsen and their crew were lost and survived for two years despite frostbite, scurvy and near starvation. The book "Lost in the Arctic" tells of the story of their adventure. Another book written forty five years later was "Two Against the Ice." This story means a great deal to me because it brings to life the hardships and adventures of previous generations. I like knowing that while my family has moved from Denmark to the US, my relative Iver's adventurous experiences will always be part of my family story. 

Place(s): Arctic, Denmark
Year: 1878

– Alice Bekke

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more