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This edition features a linked Table of Contents CONTENTS INTRODUCTION. CHAPTER I Passage to the Whale-fish Islands, and Removal of Stores from the Transport — Enter the Ice in Baffin’s Bay — Difficulties of Penetrating to the Westward — Quit the Ice in Baffin’s Bay — Remarks on the Obstructions encountered by the Ships, and on the Severity of the Season. CHAPTER II Enter Sir James Lancaster’s Sound — Land at Cape Warrender — Meet with young ice — Ships beset and carried near the shore — Driven back to Navy-board Inlet — Run to the westward, and enter Prince Regent’s Inlet — Arrival at Port Bowen. CHAPTER III Winter Arrangements — Improvements in Warming and Ventilating the Ships — Masquerades adopted as an Amusement to the Men — Establishment of Schools — Astronomical Observations — Meteorological Phenomena. CHAPTER IV Meteorological Phenomena continued — Re-equipment of the Ships — Several Journeys undertaken — Open Water in the Offing — Commence sawing a Canal to liberate the Ships — Disruption of the Ice — Departure from Port Bowen. CHAPTER V Sail over towards the Western Coast of Prince Regent’s Inlet — Stopped by the Ice — Reach the Shore about Cape Seppings — Favourable Progress along the Land — Fresh and repeated Obstructions from Ice — Both Ships driven on Shore — Fury seriously damaged — Unsuccessful Search for a Harbour for heaving her down to repair. CHAPTER VI Formation of a Basin for heaving the Fury down — Landing of the Fury’s Stores, and other preparations — The Ships secured within the Basin — Impediments from the pressure of the Ice — Fury hove down — Securities of the Basin destroyed by a Gale of Wind — Preparations to tow the Fury out — Hecla re-equipped, and obliged to put to Sea — Fury again driven on Shore — Rejoin the Fury; and find it necessary finally to abandon her. CHAPTER VII Some Remarks upon the loss of the Fury — And on the Natural History, &c., of the Coast of North Somerset — Arrive at Neill’s Harbour — Death of John Page — Leave Neill’s Harbour — Recross the Ice in Baffin’s Bay — Heavy Gales — Aurora Borealis — Temperature of the Sea — Arrival in England. CHAPTER VIII Account of the Esquimaux of Melville Peninsula and the adjoining islands, — More particularly of Winter Island and Igloolik.
About the Author CAPT. W. E. PARRY, R.N., F.R.S., COMMANDER OF THE EXPEDITION