Elisha Kent Kane, American naval officer, surgeon, explorer.
Kane, Elisha Kent was born on February 3, 1820 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Kintzing and Jane (Leiper) Kane.
Assistant surgeon United States Navy in ship Brandywine, 1843.
Author: The United States Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin in the Years 1853, 1854, 1855, published 1856.