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Itinerary

American Museum of Natural History scientists Herbert Lang and James Chapin left New York Harbor bound for the Congo on May 8, 1909. They returned home about five-and-one-half years later. This interactive itinerary illustrates their voyage from New York to Western Africa, then up the Congo River to the Ituri Forest region, where the bulk of their collecting took place. In July 1911, Chapin and Lang divided and began working separately, rendezvousing from time to time. Click the arrows beneath the map to advance the itinerary. Chapin's movements are noted with a bright yellow line, Lang's with an orange one. Their travels together are depicted with a red line.

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