Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits in the Years 1850-1851: Volume 2: Performed by H. M. Ships Lady Franklin and Sophia Under the Command of Mr. William Penny in Search of the Missing Crews of H. M. Ships Erebus and Terror

Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits in the Years 1850-1851: Volume 2: Performed by H. M. Ships Lady Franklin and Sophia Under the Command of Mr. William Penny in Search of the Missing Crews of H. M. Ships Erebus and Terror

Paperback Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

By (author) Peter Cormack Sutherland

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 620 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 142mm x 5mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 20 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108072089
  • ISBN 13: 9781108072083
  • Illustrations note: 12 b/w illus. 3 colour illus. 1 map

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In the mid-nineteenth century, British Arctic exploration was focused on the search for the missing expedition of Sir John Franklin. Physician and geologist Peter Cormack Sutherland (1822-1900) served as surgeon on William Penny's 1850-1 search expedition, which was instructed to concentrate on Jones Sound, Wellington Channel and Barrow Strait in the Canadian Arctic. Sutherland's illustrated eyewitness account, first published in two volumes in 1852, tells of appalling weather conditions, notes the hazards of navigating icy seas, describes the wildlife and geology of the region, and offers observations on the Inuit. Sutherland also recounts the poignant discovery of Franklin's winter quarters at Beechey Island and the graves of several of his crew. Franklin's fate, however, was yet to be discovered. Volume 2 contains insightful details relating to sledging journeys and crew diet. The volume concludes with the return voyage to Britain.

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Table of contents

16. Preparations for travelling; 17. Travelling parties; 18. Captain Penny's travelling report; 19. Return of all the travelling parties except Mr Penny's; 20. Return of Mr Penny; 21. Passage to England; Appendix, containing detailed reports of the travelling parties.