Arctic Travels; Or, an Account of Expeditions to Determine the Geography of the Northern Part of the American Continent

Arctic Travels; Or, an Account of Expeditions to Determine the Geography of the Northern Part of the American Continent

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...range of islands, and saw very little ice. In the evening, after a run of thirty-seven miles, they landed on the main shore, set up their tents, and prepared their supper, intending to start again early the next morning. Here St. Germain killed a fat deer, which was a great acquisition. The islands which they had passed, Captain Franklin named Beren's and Sir Graham Moore's Islands. The coast was well covered with drift timber; and a fat deer, now and then, rewarded the hunter's toil when he landed in quest of provisions. After a passage of about 20 miles on the next day, they entered the ice, and with difficulty paddled their little bark through its masses, till they reached Detention Harbour, where they landed for the night, being now in latitude 67 53'north, longitude 110 41' west. The ice was giving way fast, and they felt sure that it would all melt-during the summer, as there rere no traces of last year's ice to be met with. This was some consolation for the future; but still the ice, though only in small pieces, was so closely packed, that there was no prospect of their being able to push through it at present into the open sea; and they began to be fearful of consuming all their scanty store of provisions before they could obtain any further supply; for their last remaining bags of pemmican had become monldy from damp, and their meat had been so badly cured, in consequence of being dried by fire, instead of the sun, as to be scarcely eatable. A steady perseverance, however, in the discharge of duty, and an humble trust in that gracious Providence who bad so often preserved them when in the most imminent danger, supported them under the several trials they endured, and enabled them still to pursue their course with courage and zeal. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599233
  • 9781236599230