Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific : Performed in the Years 1821, 22, 23, in His Majesty's Ships, Fury and Hecla, Under the Orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R. N., F. R. S., and Co

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Excerpt from Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage From the Atlantic to the Pacific: Performed in the Years 1821, 22, 23, in His Majesty's Ships, Fury and Hecla, Under the Orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R. N., F. R. S., And Commander of the Expedition The discoveries made by the E edition to the N orth-west in'the years 1819 - 20, being such as to ord a strong presumption in fa vour Of the existence of a passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific in that direction, while they served also to point out the most pro bable means of its accomplishment, His Ma'caty, on the represen tation of Lord Viscount Melville, commanded another attempt to be made to efl'ect that object; and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty were pleased once more to honour me with the com mand of an Expedition, to be equipped at Deptford for that pur pose. The Hecla having been found well adapted to this service, a second ship of precisely the same class was now selected, and I received my commission for His Majesty's shi the Fury, of three hundred and seventy-seven tons burthen, on t e 3oth of Decem ber 1820. The Hecla was re-commissioned by Captain George Francis L on, on the 4th Of January following. The care who accompanied the former Expeditions having volunteered their services, their lordships were pleased to reap point such as the present establishment would admit. The same preference was likewise given to such of the former crews as were considered fit for this service; and a great number Of other sea men also coming forward to enter, the ships were speedily well manned. The Reverend George Fisher, who had accompanied the Expedition to Spitzbe n in 1818, was now, at the recommen dation of the President an Council of the Royal Society, ap Oints ed Astronomer; and it being in every respect desirable t a. Chaplain should form a part of our establishment. Mr. Fisher also received an Order to act in that Capacit'y. A second Lieutenant, two able seamen, and a corporal of marines, were addedto the former complement; and the distribution of the whole on board. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 653g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243085648
  • 9780243085644