Sir William Edward Parry, Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Sir W. Edward Parry, 1858, From The Library at The Mariners’ Museum, G635.P2.P2.

Sir William Edward Parry

1790 CE - 1855 CE

England

Primary Goal:
To discover the Northwest Passage
Achievement:
Discovered the entrance to the Northwest Passage and sailed part way in. He developed the techniques of wintering in the arctic.