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On August 3, 1958, the USS Nautilus, the first operational nuclear-powered submarine, also became the first vessel to cross the geographic North Pole—submerged, of course.  Named after the Nautilus of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (a fitting tribute), you can still visit the Nautilus near Groton, CT, at the Submarine Force Library & Museum.  The above stamp commemorates both the Nautilus and Admiral Peary’s famous (and continually debated) Arctic expedition.
Stamp details:Issued on: April 6, 1959From: Cresson, PADesigned by: George SamerjanSC #1128

On August 3, 1958, the USS Nautilus, the first operational nuclear-powered submarine, also became the first vessel to cross the geographic North Pole—submerged, of course.  Named after the Nautilus of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (a fitting tribute), you can still visit the Nautilus near Groton, CT, at the Submarine Force Library & Museum.  The above stamp commemorates both the Nautilus and Admiral Peary’s famous (and continually debated) Arctic expedition.

Stamp details:
Issued on: April 6, 1959
From: Cresson, PA
Designed by: George Samerjan
SC #1128

(Source: arago.si.edu)

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