The Arctic Regions. to Which Is Added, the Recovery of the Resolute. with an Account of the New British Expedition

The Arctic Regions. to Which Is Added, the Recovery of the Resolute. with an Account of the New British Expedition

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... continent approach Bo near to the supposed position of Franklin's expedition. "2nd. As a starting point, Capo Bathurst offers great advantages; the arrival of a party sent there from England may be calculated upon to a day; whereas the arrival of Captain Collinson in the longitude of Cape Barrow, or that of an eastern expedition in Lancaster Sound, will depend upon many uncontrollable contingenci The distance to bo performed is comparatively little..u& the certainty of being able to fall back upon supplies offers great advantages. Captain Collinson will have 080 miles of longitude to traverse between Cape Barrow and Banks' Land. An Eastern Expedition, if opposed by the ice (as Sir James Ross has been), and unable to proceed in their vessels farther than Leopold Harbour, will have to journel on foot 330 miles to reach the longitude of Banks' Land, and if any accident occur to their vessels they will be in as critical a position as those they go to seek. "3rd. Bank' Land bears from Cape Bathurst N. 41 49' E. 302 miles, and there is reason to believe that in the summer season a portion of this distance may be traversed in boats. "4th and 5th. Dr. Richardson confirms previous reports of the ice being light on the coast east of the Mackenzie River to Cape Bathurst, and informs us that the Esquimaux had seen no ice to seaward for two moons. "6th. Every mile traversed northward by a party from Cape Bathurst would be over that unknown space in which traces of Franklin may be expected. "7th. It is advisable that such a second party be despatched from Cape Bathurst, in order that the prosecution of Dr. Rae's examination of the supposed channel between Wollaston and Victoria Lands may in no way be interfered with by his...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581857
  • 9781236581853