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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: 9781108031042

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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 2 follows the expedition from California, where it had overwintered, via Hawai'i and China, back to the Bering Strait for a second summer. It includes a vocabulary of Eskimo words, notes on harbours and navigation, and a vivid description of the northern lights.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108031042
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 28 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Arrive at San Francisco
    2. Observations on the country of California and its trade
    3. Passage to the Sandwich Islands
    4. Further remarks on the inhabitants
    5. Appearance of Loo Choo
    6. Passage from Loo Choo eastward
    7. Arrive at Chamisso Island
    Appendix.

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    Frederick William Beechey

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