A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay: Through Sir Thomas Rowe's ?Welcome', in His Majesty's Ship Griper, in the year MDCCCXXIV

A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay: Through Sir Thomas Rowe's ?Welcome', in His Majesty's Ship Griper, in the year MDCCCXXIV

by George Francis Lyon

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Overview

This short work, featuring a number of attractive engravings, traces an abortive expedition to the Canadian Arctic. George Francis Lyon (1795-1832), naval officer and explorer, had accompanied William Parry on a previous expedition in search of the North-West Passage. In 1824 Lyon was instructed to return to Repulse Bay and to explore the mainland. Unfavourable weather conditions forced Lyon to turn back after a few months, and he published this account of the experience the following year. Lyon's text is notable for his descriptions of encounters with Inuit, with whom he spent a great deal of time. The book also includes the text of the official instructions issued by the Admiralty. Chronicling the 1821-3 expedition with Parry, The Private Journal of Captain G. F. Lyon (1824) is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection, along with his Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico (1828).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108071000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2014
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Official instructions; An unsuccessful attempt to reach Repulse Bay; Appendix.

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