Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits in the Years 1850-1851: Volume 1

Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits in the Years 1850-1851: Volume 1 : 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

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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 1 covers the journey from Aberdeen as far as Barrow Strait. Sutherland's records here the many perils of the Arctic more

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  • Paperback | 568 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 38.1mm | 725.74g
  • Cambridge Library Collection
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 1 map
  • 1108071899
  • 9781108071895

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Passage across the Atlantic; 2. Passage from Reefkoll to North-East Bay; 3. Passage from North-East Bay to Uppernavik; 4. From Uppernavik to Kingatorsoak; 5. From Berry Island to Melville Bay; 6. Progress in Melville Bay; 7. Passage through Melville Bay to Cape York; 8. Passage from Cape York to the west side; 9. Passage from Baffin's Bay to Wellington Channel; 10. Discovery of winter quarters; 11. Passage from Beechey Island to Assistance Bay; 12. Entering upon the Arctic winter; 13. Commencement of the Arctic winter; 14. During the absence of the sun; 15. Short excursions of more