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The eventful voyage of H. M. discovery ship "Resolute" to the Arctic regions, in search of Sir John Franklin and the missing crews of H. M. discovery ships "Erebus" and "Terror," 1852, 1853, 1854..


Date: 1851




McDougall's narrative of his experiences as master of Kellett's Resolute on the five-ship expedition led by Sir Edward Belcher to continue the Franklin search by way of the Barrow Strait. Eventually the Resolute became icebound and abandoned in 1854.

The author describes the voyage and subsequent months in the Arctic, gives useful description of the ice conditions, the process of wintering the ship and keeping the crew entertained; the sledge journeys, encounters with musk oxen, polar bear, lemmings, ptarmigan and other game, and remarks on the dogs and harness. (Arctic Bibliography)

Eight color-lithographed plates and folding map. Half title. Publisher's blue cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Rarely encountered in the original cloth.

xi, 530, 24 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.


ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 10603. TPL 3452. SABIN 43183. HILL 1124.

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Publisher: London : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts



Pages: 640


British Library


ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-05-31

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