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Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2   By: (1790-1855)

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THREE VOYAGES FOR THE DISCOVERY OF A NORTHWEST PASSAGE FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC, AND NARRATIVE OF AN ATTEMPT TO REACH THE NORTH POLE, VOLUME II

by

SIR W. E. PARRY, CAPT. R.N., F.R.S.

In Two Volumes.

1844

New York: Harper & Brothers, 82 Cliff Street.

CONTENTS

OF

THE SECOND VOLUME.

SECOND VOYAGE

CONTINUED.

CHAPTER X.

Departure from Winter Island. Meet with some Esquimaux travelling to the Northward. Obstruction and Danger from the Ice and Tides. Discovery of the Barrow River, and its Fall. Favourable Passage to the Northward. Arrival off the Strait of the Fury and Hecla. Progress opposed by a fixed barrier of Ice. Communicate with the Natives of Igloolik. Unsuccessful Attempt to get between the Ice and the Land. Land upon the Calthorpe Islands. The Fury drifted by the Ice between two Islands. Account of a Journey performed in Sledges up an Inlet to the Westward.

CHAPTER XI.

A Whale killed. Other Charts drawn by the Esquimaux. Account of a Journey to the Narrows of the Strait. Discovery of the Sea to the Westward. Total Disruption of the Ice at the Eastern Entrance of the Strait. Instance of local Attraction on the Compasses. Sail through the Narrows, and again stopped by fixed Ice. Account of several Land Journeys and Boat Excursions. Observations on the Tides. Continued Obstacles from fixed Ice.

CHAPTER XII.

A Journey performed along the South Shore of Cockburn Island. Confirmation of an Outlet to the Polar Sea. Partial Disruption of the Old Ice, and formation of New. Return through the Narrows to the Eastward. Proceed to examine the Coast to the Northeastward. Fury's Anchor broken. Stand over to Igloolik to look for Winter quarters. Excursion to the Head of Quilliam Creek. Ships forced to the Westward by Gales of Wind. A Canal sawed through the Ice, and the Ships secured in their Winter Station. Continued Visits of the Esquimaux, and Arrival of some of the Winter Island Tribe. Proposed Plan of Operations in the ensuing Spring.

CHAPTER XIII.

Preparations for the Winter. Various Meteorological Phenomena to the close of the year 1822. Sickness among the Esquimaux. Meteorological Phenomena to the end of March.

CHAPTER XIV.

Various Journeys to the Esquimaux Stations. Preparations for the Hecla's Return to England. Remarkable Halos, &c. Shooting Parties stationed at Arlagnuk. Journeys to Quilliam Creek. Arrival of Esquimaux from the Northward. Account of a Journey to the Westward for the purpose of reaching the Polar Sea. The Esquimaux report two Fishing ships having been Wrecked. A Journey performed to Cockburn Island. Discovery of Murray Maxwell Inlet

CHAPTER XV.

Extraordinary Disruption of Ice in Quilliam Creek. Some Appearance of Scurvy among the Seamen and Marines Discovery of Gifford River. Commence cutting the Ice outside the Ships to release them from their Winter quarters. Considerations respecting the Return of the Expedition to England. Unfavourable State of the Ice at the Eastern Entrance of the Strait. Proceed to the Southward. Ships beset and drifted up Lyon Inlet. Decease of Mr. George Fife. Final Release from the Ice, and Arrival in England. Remarks upon the practicability of a Northwest Passage.

THIRD VOYAGE

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I.

Passage to the Whale fish Islands, and Removal of Stores from the Transport. Enter the Ice in Baffin's Bay. Difficulties of Penetrating to the Westward. Quit the Ice in Baffin's Bay. Remarks on the Obstructions encountered by the Ships, and on the Severity of the Season.

CHAPTER II.

Enter Sir James Lancaster's Sound. Land at Cape Warrender... Continue reading book >>




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