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A Survey in Baffinland, with a Short Description of the Country (Classic Reprint)



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A Survey in Baffinland, with a Short Description of the Country (Classic Reprint) by Robert Bell
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Excerpt from A Survey in Baffinland, With a Short Description of the Country The programme laid down for the Diana by the Department of Marine and Fisheries required her to make a voyage completely through the strait as soon as she should arrive there, then to land the Geological Survey parties after which she was to make occasional voyages between Hudson bay and the Atlantic. In the course of one of these trips she was to pick up the geologists and their men and convey them to St. John's, Newfoundland, and then return again and navigate the strait till as late a date as possible. My yacht and stores were put off the ship at Ashe inlet, Big island, on July 20, and it was arranged that she should call for me again at the same place on September 10. In the mean time, I proposed to examine and map as much as possible of the coast, and, if time permitted, I intended to do some exploring in the interior. I had already made several voyages through Hudson strait, one by the Hudson's Bay Company's barque Ocean Nymph in 1880, and the others by the expeditionary steamers Neptune and Alert in 1884 and 1885, so that I was already tolerably familiar with the landmarks and the character of the strait. If a chart had existed by which it might have been possible to recognize with certainty any point about the entrance to Fox basin, I could have met the ship there, and so have saved a long return journey in my yacht, but the above inlet was the only locality sufficiently well fixed to make a sure rendezvous. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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November 17th, 2016
Country of Publication
United States
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