The New International Encyclopædia/Nindemann, Wilhelm Friedrich Carl

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NINDEMANN, nĭn'de-mȧn, Wilhelm Friedrich Carl (1850—). A German-American Arctic explorer, born at Gingst, island of Rügen. When seventeen, he came to the United States. He joined the Polaris expedition, and in 1872, when the vessel was caught in the ice, with eighteen of the crew he was carried on an ice field for nearly seven months. He was rescued off Labrador by the Tigress; volunteered on that vessel and afterwards on the Jeannette in the search for the Polaris; and after the loss of the Jeannette was sent south for help by De Long, in the quest for whom he later joined. Nindemann wrote in German a description of his Arctic voyages (1885).