Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait: Volume 2

Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait: Volume 2 : To Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F. W. Beechey in the years 1825, 26, 27, 28

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Frederick William Beechey (1796-1856), naval officer and hydrographer, was born into a family of artists, joined the Navy at a young age and went on to travel the world to survey coastlines and oceans. He published several accounts of his expeditions to destinations including the Arctic and Africa. This two-volume work, first published in 1831, describes his voyage as commander of the Blossom in 1825-1828. The ship's mission was to support the exploration of the North-West Passage by travelling eastwards via the Bering Strait to meet the explorers Sir John Franklin and Sir Edward Parry who were travelling west from the North Atlantic. Volume 2 follows the expedition from California, where it had overwintered, via Hawai'i and China, back to the Bering Strait for a second summer. It includes a vocabulary of Eskimo words, notes on harbours and navigation, and a vivid description of the northern lights.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 b/w illus.
  • 1139014889
  • 9781139014885

Table of contents

1. Arrive at San Francisco; 2. Observations on the country of California and its trade; 3. Passage to the Sandwich Islands; 4. Further remarks on the inhabitants; 5. Appearance of Loo Choo; 6. Passage from Loo Choo eastward; 7. Arrive at Chamisso Island; Appendix.show more