Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal: Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions : in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51
Narrative of the voyage of the Pioneer, one of the ships of the Royal Naval Expedition of 1850-51 which made a search for Franklin on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, Griffiths Island and Jones sound in the Northwest Territories. Includes details of sledge journeys, hunting, use of carrier pigeons, equipment, wintering and evidence found of Franklin's route on leaving his ships. Written by the commander of the Pioneer.
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