Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits, in the Years 1850-1851 ...: Under the Command of Mr. William Penney, in Search of the Missing Crews of H. M. Ships, Erebus and Terror ...

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852

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Seite cxiii - Venerable, off the coast of Holland, the i2th of October, by log (nth1 three PM Camperdown ESE eight mile. Wind N. by E. Sir, I have the pleasure to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that...
Seite ccxx - From their accounts, the coasts are occupied by a transition limestone of an ash-grey or yellowish and grey colour, often foetid, and sometimes crystalline or compact. It is described as filled with zoophytes and shells, and in certain parts, as noticed by Mr. Konig, quite made up of the detritus of Encrinites, the fragments of which are so comminuted that it might readily be mistaken for a granular limestone. He also found in it the chain-coral.
Seite cxii - I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admir•alty, that at 5 o'clock pm on the 6th of August last, in latitude 24° 44...
Seite 67 - ... by the trawl-warp, the tail of the net is handed in, untied, and the contents shaken out. The produce, depending somewhat on the nature of...
Seite cxix - Manson returned, no one being left in the ships but the clerk in charge. " The improvement in the boat-sledge was so remarkable, and the ice also so much better, that a distance of 105 miles was accomplished in seven marches. The boat being then launched into the water and laden, the fatigue party returned, and reached the ship on the 25th of June, all in good health, the dogs dragging their light sledges the whole way. " On our journey out we met Dr. Sutherland at Depot Point, returning after an...
Seite cxv - ... Ross, it was agreed that the former should despatch a party to continue the search northward along the east coast of Wellington Channel, while I explored the coast to the eastward. Meantime a party of all my officers which had been despatched in the direction of...
Seite cxcvii - Diatomaceee ; and in some instances freshwater forms were detected, though rather sparingly, intermixed with others exclusively marine. This is not surprising when we consider the copious discharges of fresh water from the land, occasioned by the melting of snow and ice during the brief summer. The contents of the alimentary canal of examples of Leda, Nucula and Crenella dredged in Assistance Bay, consisted of mud in a fine state of division, including also numerous Diatomacea?
Seite cxviii - Ascending a hill about 500* feet high above the head-land on which we landed, the ice to the westward, in the strait between Cornwallis and Hamilton Island, was seen to be much decayed, and an island was seen to the westward, distant thirty-five or forty miles. As the decayed state of the ice prevented further progress to the westward from this point, and no trace being found, we proceeded round the island, first to the NNE, and afterwards, on rounding Cape Scoresby, in a NNW direction. On the 16th...
Seite cxxi - Land; and his foresight in laying out depot and a boat for the party greatly facilitated our safe return. Dr. Sutherland, of the Sophia, as his auxiliary in travelling, proved himself a most indefatigable officer, and his attention, while on board, to natural history and meteorology, will no doubt afford many useful facts. Of Mr. D. Manson, the chief mate of the Sophia, an old and experienced whalingmaster, I cannot speak too highly.