James B. Lockwood
James Booth Lockwood (October 9, 1852 – April 9, 1884) was an American arctic explorer.
Lockwood was born in Annapolis, Maryland to General Henry Hayes Lockwood and his wife Anna. He was commissioned second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1873. In 1881, Lockwood signed up for the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition under Adolphus W. Greely, and was accepted as second-in-command.
During this three-year expedition, Lockwood led a sledging party, with David Legge Brainard, to Mary Murray Island, off northern Greenland, at a latitude of 83° 24', thus breaking the British record of the time for the most northerly point reached. In 1883, he crossed Grant Land, reaching the western shore of Ellesmere Island.
Lockwood Island in North Greenland was named in his honor.
- Questia article, citing The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Ed., 2004.
- Biography at the "Lockwood One Name Study". Accessed March 18, 2010.
- Works written by or about James Booth Lockwood at Wikisource
- Media related to James Booth Lockwood at Wikimedia Commons
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