Arctic Explorations and Discoveries During the Nineteenth Century: Being Detailed Accounts of the Several Expeditions to the North Seas, Both English and American, Conducted by Ross, Parry, Back, Franklin, M'Clure, Dr. Kane, and Others, Including the Long and Fruitless Efforts and Failures in Search of Sir John Franklin. Ed. and Completed to 1855
J. W. Lovell, 1886 - 640 sider
Narrative of chief adventures and discoveries of arctic explorers during the nineteenth century.
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able Admiralty Advance appeared Arctic arrived assistance attempt August Back bear became boats Cape Capt Captain carried Channel close coast Commander continued course crew direction discovered discovery distance drifted England entered Enterprise Esquimaux examine expedition exploring feet five floes formed four frozen further heavy hope icebergs Inlet Island James journey July June land latitude leave masses means Melville miles months named navigation night northern object observed obtained officers pack Parry party passage passed Polar position possible present probably proceed proceeded provisions quarters reached received regions remained River Ross round sailed says season seen sent ships shore side Sir John Franklin snow soon Sound spring Strait taken tion traces traveled vessels voyage westward whalers whole wind winter
Side 316 - Venerable, off the coast of Holland, the i2th of October, by log (nth1 three PM Camperdown ESE eight mile. Wind N. by E. Sir, I have the pleasure to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that...
Side 73 - Previous to setting out the whole party ate the remains of their old shoes and whatever scraps of leather they had to strengthen their stomachs for the fatigue of the day's journey.
Side 89 - An Act for more effectually discovering the longitude at sea, and encouraging attempts to find a northern passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and to approach the North Pole.
Side 130 - ... the ship received. We found, by the well, that she made no water, and by dark she struck no more. God was merciful to us, and the tide, almost miraculously, fell no lower.
Side 130 - Never perhaps was witnessed a finer scene than on the deck of my little ship, when all hope of life had left us. Noble as the character of the British sailor is always allowed to be, in cases of danger, yet I did not believe it to be possible, that among forty-one persons, not one repining word should have been uttered.
Side 595 - We hailed it in God's name. It ate the food it ne'er had eat, And round and round it flew. The ice did split with a thunder-fit; The helmsman steered us through ! 70 And a good south wind sprung up behind; The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariners...
Side 67 - Prayer-Book but the Lord's Prayer and Creed were always read to them in their own language. Our diet consisted almost entirely of reindeer meat, varied twice a week by fish and occasionally by a little flour, but we had no vegetables of any description. On the Sunday mornings we drank a cup of chocolate but our greatest luxury was tea (without sugar) of which we regularly partook twice a day.
Side 133 - ... weeks, but for more than half a year together. Whichever way the eye is turned, it meets a picture calculated to impress upon the mind an idea of inanimate stillness, of that motionless torpor with which our feelings have nothing congenial ; of anything, in short, but life. In the very silence there is a deadness with which a human spectator appears out of "keeping. The presence of man seems an intrusion on the dreary solitude of this wintry desert, which even its native animals have for awhile...
Side 278 - WHITHER sail you, Sir John Franklin ?" Cried a whaler in Baffin's Bay ; " To know if between the land and the Pole, I may find a broad sea-way." " I charge you back, Sir John Franklin, As you would live and thrive, For between the land and the frozen Pole No man