“The Mysterious Ship” (1902)
H. P. Lovecraft (writer).
Read in 2017.
Short and long versions, read on www.hplovecraft.com.
At the North Pole there is supposed to exist a vast continent composed of volcanic soil, a portion is open to travellers and explorers but it is barren and unfruitful.
He should have called it “At the Plains of Inconvenience”.