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Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait

Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait
To Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F. W. Beechey in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28

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  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108031035

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  • Frederick William Beechey (1796–1856), naval officer and hydrographer, was born into a family of artists, joined the Navy at a young age and went on to travel the world to survey coastlines and oceans. He published several accounts of his expeditions to destinations including the Arctic and Africa. This two-volume work, first published in 1831, describes his voyage as commander of the Blossom in 1825–1828. The ship's mission was to support the exploration of the North-West Passage by travelling eastwards via the Bering Strait to meet the explorers Sir John Franklin and Sir Edward Parry who were travelling west from the North Atlantic. Volume 1 records Beechey's outward journey via Cape Horn, his visits to Pitcairn Island, where he met the last surviving Bounty mutineer and documented his story (retold in Chapters 3 and 4), Tahiti, and Hawai'i, and his first season exploring the Bering Strait.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108031035
    • length: 558 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Departure from England
    2. Leave the coast of Chili
    3. Pitcairn Island
    4. Bounty Bay
    5. Visit Oeno Island
    6. Second interview with the natives
    7. Quit Gambier Islands
    8. Boat sent to examine the channel into Bow Island Lagoon
    9. Proceedings at Otaheite
    10. Departure from Otaheite
    11. Quit Kotzebue Sound
    12. Interesting narrative of the boat expedition.

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    Frederick William Beechey

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