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Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits in the Years 1850–1851

Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits in the Years 1850–1851
Performed by H.M. ShipsLady Franklin andSophia Under the Command of Mr. William Penny in Search of the Missing Crews of H.M. ShipsErebus and Terror
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  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108071901

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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 winter. Volume 2 contains details of sledging journeys and covers the return voyage to Britain.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108071901
    • length: 1188 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 1.49kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 4 colour illus. 2 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: 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 experiments. Volume 2:
    16. Preparations for travelling
    17. Travelling parties
    18. Captain Penny's travelling report
    19. Return of all the travelling parties except Mr Penny's
    20. Return of Mr Penny
    21. Passage to England
    Appendix, containing detailed reports of the travelling parties.

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    Peter Cormack Sutherland

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