Strain, Isaac G.
- Ann T. Keene
Strain, Isaac G. (04 March 1821–14 May 1857), explorer and naval officer, was born in Roxbury, Pennsylvania, the son of Robert Strain and Eliza Geddes. His middle name was probably Geddes, although this has never been confirmed. Little is known about his early life, but he received sufficient education to enter the U.S. Navy as a midshipman in December 1837. After nearly five years of service in the West Indies and along the coast of Brazil, Strain was assigned to a naval school in Philadelphia in 1842 and remained there for nearly one year....