p. 149, on scattering of ashes of Hubert Wilkins at North Pole from the submarine Skate: While two men held red flares, Calvert [commander of Skate] read from the Book of Common Prayer, then paid a personal tribute to Wilkins….
p. 190-91: In search of information on the [Arctic] area, Steele and his navigator, Lt. Edward A. Burkhaler, Jr. [of Seadragon], visited the extensive Stefansson Collection of Arctic Literature at Dartmouth College. The naval officers enjoyed the opportunity to discuss their upcoming voyage with Vilhjalmur Stefansson, the famous explorer. … Browsing through the books in the library, Steele and Burkhalter discover ‘a number of priceless gems,’ including a copy of Sir Edward Parry’s Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Seadragon would be following the same route as Parry had sailed in 1819-20 when he penetrated Barrow Strait and Viscount Melville Sound before being stopped by ice at the entrance to McClure Strait. Steele received permission to take a copy of the book with him on the patrol.