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Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22

Franklin, Sir John

Editore: Tuttle (Charles E.) Co Inc.,U.S., 1970
ISBN 10: 0804807221 / ISBN 13: 9780804807227
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Titolo: Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the ...

Casa editrice: Tuttle (Charles E.) Co Inc.,U.S.

Data di pubblicazione: 1970

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Riassunto: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1824. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ' CHAPTER XII. Journey across the barren grounds--Difficulty and delay in crossing CopperMine River--Melancholy and fatal Results thereof--Extreme Misery of the whole Party--Murder of Mr. Hood--Death of several of the Canadians-- Desolate State of Fort Enterprize--Distress suffered at that Place--Dr. Richardson's Narrative--Mr. Back's Narrative--Conclusion. August 17. My original intention, whenever the season should compel us to relinquish the survey, had been to return by the way of the Copper-Mine River, and in pursuance of my arrangement with the Hook to travel to Slave Lake through the line of woods extending thither by the Great Bear and Marten Lakes, but our scanty stock of provision and the length of the voyage rendered it necessary to make for a nearer place. We had already found that the country, between Cape Barrow and the CopperMine River, would not supply our wants, and this it seemed probable would now be still more the case ; besides, at this advanced season, we expected the frequent recurrence of gales, which would cause great detention, if not danger in proceeding along that very rocky part of the coast. I determined, therefore, to make at once for Arctic Sound, where we had found the animals more numerous than at any other place ; and entering Hood's River, to advance up that stream as far as it was navigable, and then to construct small canoes out of the materials of the larger ones, which could be carried in crossing the barren grounds to Fort Enterprize. August 19.--We were almost beaten out of our comfortless abodes by rain during the night, and this morning the gale continued without diminution. The thermometer fell to 33°. Two men were sent with Junius to search for the deer which Augustus had killed. Junius returned in the ...

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