Sir John Franklin And The Arctic Regions; A Narrative, Showing The Progress Of British Enterprise For The Discovery Of The North-west Passage Duing Th by Peter Lund SimmondsSir John Franklin And The Arctic Regions; A Narrative, Showing The Progress Of British Enterprise For The Discovery Of The North-west Passage Duing Th by Peter Lund Simmonds

Sir John Franklin And The Arctic Regions; A Narrative, Showing The Progress Of British Enterprise…

byPeter Lund Simmonds

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853. Excerpt: ... when only within a few miles of the Hecla and Fury Strait. Early on the morning of the 30th of May, the party arrived at their snow hut on Cape Thomas Simpson. The men they had left there were well, but very thin, as they had neither caught nor shot anything eatable, except two marmots, and they were preparing to cook a piece of parchment skin for their supper. "Our journey," says Dr. Eae, " hitherto had been the most fatiguing I had ever experienced; the severe exercise, with a limited allowance of food, had reduced the whole party very much. However, we marched merrily on, tightening our belts,--mine came in six inches,--the men vowing that when they got on full allowance, they would make up for lost time." On the morning of the 9th of June, they arrived at their encampment in Repulse Bay, after being absent twentyseven days. The whole party then set actively to work procuring food, collecting fuel, and preparing the boats for sea; and the ice in the bay having broken up on the 11th of August, on the 12th they left their dreary winter quarters, and after encountering head winds and stormy weather, reached Churchill River on the 31st of August. A gratuity of 4WI. was awarded to Mr. Rae, by the Hudson's Bay Company, for the important services he had thus rendered to the cause of science. Captain Sib John Franklin's Last Expedition, 1845--1851. That Sir John Franklin, now nearly six years absent, is alive, we dare not affirm; but that his ships should be so utterlyannihilated that no trace of them can be discovered, or if they have been so entirely lost, that not a single life should have been saved to relate the disaster, and that no traces of the crew or vessels should have been met with by the Esquimaux, or the exploring parties who have visited and inv...
Title:Sir John Franklin And The Arctic Regions; A Narrative, Showing The Progress Of British Enterprise…Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217050530

ISBN - 13:9780217050531

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