A Two Years Cruise Off Tierra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, and in the River Plate 2 Volume Set: A Narrative of Life in the Southern Sea by William Parker SnowA Two Years Cruise Off Tierra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, and in the River Plate 2 Volume Set: A Narrative of Life in the Southern Sea by William Parker Snow

A Two Years Cruise Off Tierra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, and in the River Plate 2…

byWilliam Parker Snow

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Following participation in the Arctic search for Sir John Franklin, the mariner and author William Parker Snow (1817-95) volunteered in 1854 to command the schooner Allen Gardiner, named after the man whose work for the South American Missionary Society was to be resumed. Although conceived as 'merely a simple narrative of daily life in the Southern Seas', this illustrated two-volume work of 1857 becomes simultaneously a first-hand account of a sailor's experiences and observations, and a self-justification against those by whom he felt disappointed, frustrated and deceived. Volume 1 recounts the history of the Falkland Islands and the circumstances of this mission, covering the voyage to Patagonia and the first friendly meetings with 'dreaded savages'. Volume 2 includes an account of meeting 'Jemmy Button', the Fuegian who had been taken to Britain on the Beagle. It also charts the series of difficulties Snow faced as captain, which culminated in his dismissal and abandonment on the Falklands.
Title:A Two Years Cruise Off Tierra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, and in the River Plate 2…Format:PaperbackDimensions:792 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1 inPublished:August 31, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1108062067

ISBN - 13:9781108062060

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Table of Contents

Volume 1: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Commencement of the voyage; 3. The interpreter and his family; 4. Commencement of a new year; 5. Mission plans; 6. Missionary character; 7. Attempt to moor the vessel; 8. Abundance of wild game; 9. Reconsideration of plans; 10. Description of the mission schooner; 11. Description of Port Egremont; 12. Examination of White-Rock Harbour; 13. Stanley Harbour; 14. The trip back to Keppel Island; 15. Monte Video; 16. Examine the cove; 17. Evidence gathered respecting the fire; 18. Arrival of Monte Video; 19. Departure for Tierra del Fuego; 20. Starvation Beach; 21. Examination of Pioneer cave; 22. Approach to Picton island; 23. Banner cove described; 24. Our stay at Banner cove; 25. Departure from Banner cove. Volume 2: 26. The Beagle channel; 27. Calm in the Beagle channel; 28. Meeting Jemmy Button and his people; 29. natives visit the ship at sunrise; 30. Very heavy weather; 31. Description of Cape Horn; 32. Discover that all the Fuegians have left the place; 33. News from home; 34. Mission plan most unwise; 35. Interview with the governor; 36. Proceed with refitting the ship; 37. Many difficulties; 38. Again, depart for Monte Video; 39. General description of Monte Video; 40. Arrival of the French brig of war; 41. Revisit the mission station; 42. A missionary's mode of treating a donor; 43. Paralysing effect of the sudden change; Appendix.