Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions: A Narrative Showing the Progress of the British Enterprise for the Discovery of the North-West Passage During the Nineteenth Century

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 7, 2012 - History - 314 pages
In May 1845, the famous Arctic explorer John Franklin (1786-1847) embarked on another attempt to find the elusive North-West Passage. He never returned from this voyage, and was last seen by whalers in Baffin Bay in July 1845. Some thirty rescue missions were launched between 1847 and 1859 to find the missing men. Franklin was not the first explorer to make the dangerous voyage to find the route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific, and journalist Peter Lund Simmonds (1814-97) draws from a wide range of reports and publications about these expeditions in his history of the search for the North-West Passage, published in 1851. The detailed account also includes descriptions of the many missions to find Franklin, and this second edition was published later in the same year as the first in order to include updated reports on the progress of his rescue.
 

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Contents

Captain John Rosss Voyage in the Isabella and Alexander
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Parrys First Voyage in the Hecla and Grzper 181920 50
20
Franklins First Land Expedition 181921
35
Claverings Voyage to Spitzbergen and Greenland in
84
Parrys Third Voyage in the Hecla and Fwy 182425
87
Franklins Second Land Expedition 182526
93
Captain John Rosss Second Voyage in the Victory 182933
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Captain Backs Land Journey in search of Ross 183335
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Captain Sir John Franklins Last Expedition in the Erebus
140
The Government and Private Searching Expeditions
211
Voyage of the transport North Star 1849
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Voyage of the Plover and Boat Expeditions under Commander
233
Voyage of Captain Sir John Ross in the Felix private
242
Remarkable Voyage of the private ship Pmnce Albert under
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Backs Voyage in the Terror up Hudsons Strait 1836
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