The First Modern day Expedition to Explore & Study the Pairs / Bering Strait / New York / Rail Corrior, was by English Engineer & Explorer Harry De Windt.
He Left New York City in the Spring of 1896, and worked his way to St. Michael Alaska & across to Cape Khoplin on the Asiatic Shores (Siberian Coast) of the Bering Sea.
At this point he had to return do to a supply Contract failure.
1899--- E.R. Harriman
Great Rail Magnate, Expedition to Alaska / Siberia / Bering Strait.
Although Mr. Harriman did go on this Expedition and wrote 10 to 12 volumes, giving full detailed reports of the entire trip, he did so as a rest Cure, while taking some 50 Scientists along on this Expedition, according to the former Union Pacific Railway Chairman Rollin Harriman and New York Governor Harriman.