In the Arctic Seas: A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and His Companions

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Porter & Coates, 1859 - 403 Seiten
 

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This short book was not a literary endeavor, but rather a spare description of an arctic voyage to find the remains of a previous exploratory voyage consisting of two ships and their crews that never ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 258 - September, 1846. The officers and crews, consisting of 105 souls, under the command of Captain FRM Crozier, landed here in lat. 69° 37' 42
Seite 158 - Then are they glad, because they are at rest; and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be. 31 O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness; and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
Seite 258 - June, 1847; and the total loss by deaths in the expedition has been to this date nine officers and fifteen men. (Signed) (Signed) " ' FRM CBOZIBB, " • JAMES FITZJAMIS, " ' Captain and Senior Officer. " ' Captain HMS Erebus. " ' and start (on) to-morrow, 26th, for Back's Fish River.
Seite 260 - Quantities of clothing and articles of all kinds were found lying about the cairn, as if these men, aware that they were retreating for their lives, had then abandoned everything which they considered superfluous. Thus all doubts about Sir John Franklin's fate were at length removed. He at least had died on board his ship, and been spared the miserable end of his comrades as they fell one by one in the dreary wilderness. The two wrecks have disappeared...
Seite xviii - The Aberdeen whaler braves the icy regions of the Polar Sea, to seek and to battle with the great monster of the deep : he has materially assisted in opening these icebound regions to the researches of Science ; he fearlessly aided in the search after Sir John Franklin and his gallant companions, whom their country sent forth on this mission, but to whom Providence, alas ! has denied the reward of their labours, the return to their homes, to the affectionate embrace of their families and friends,...
Seite 256 - ... its contents, I will point out separately the double story it so briefly tells. "In the first place, the record paper was one of the printed forms usually supplied to discovery ships for the purpose of being enclosed in bottles and thrown overboard at sea, in order to ascertain the set of the currents, blanks being left for the date and position ; any person finding one of these records is requested to forward it to the Secretary of the Admiralty, with a note of time and place ; and this request...
Seite 256 - W. Having wintered in 1846-7 at Beechey Island, in lat. 74° 43' 28" N., long. 91° 39' 15" W., after having ascended Wellington Channel to lat. 77°, and returned by the west side of Cornwallis Island. " Sir John Franklin commanding the expedition. "All well. " Party consisting of two officers and six men left the ships on Monday, 24th May, 1847.
Seite 12 - I have no temptation to do so, since it appears to me that your views are almost iden tical with those which I had independently formed before I had the advantage of being thoroughly possessed of yours. But had this been otherwise, I trust you would have found me ready to prove the implicit confidence I place in you by yielding my own views to your more enlightened judgment ; knowing too as I do that your whole heart also is in the cause, even as my own is.
Seite 237 - There had been many books, they said, but all have long ago been destroyed by the weather; the ship was forced on shore in the fall of the year by the ice. She had not been visited during...
Seite 368 - It is well worthy of remark that the arguments from the occurrence of coal-plants and Ammonites strengthen each other, the coal-plants rendering the question of light, and the Ammonites that of heat, insuperable objections to the admission of any received geological hypothesis to account for the finding of such remains in situ, in latitudes so high as those of Melville Island, Prince Patrick's Island, and Exmouth Island.

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