True Tales Of Artic Heroism In The New World

True Tales Of Artic Heroism In The New World

by Adolphus W. Greely

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True Tales Of Artic Heroism In The New World by Adolphus W. Greely

CONTENTS


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THE LOYALTY OF PHILIP STAFFE TO HENRY HUDSON 1

FRANKLIN'S CROSSING OF THE BARREN GROUNDS 13

THE RETREAT OF ROSS FROM THE _VICTORY_ 37

THE DISCOVERY OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE 55

THE TIMELY SLEDGE JOURNEY OF BEDFORD PIM 71

KANE'S RESCUE OF HIS FREEZING SHIPMATES 91

HOW WOON WON PROMOTION 105

THE ANGEKOK KALUTUNAH AND THE STARVING WHITES 119

DR. RAE AND THE FRANKLIN MYSTERY 137

SONNTAG'S FATAL SLEDGE JOURNEY 155

THE HEROIC DEVOTION OF LADY JANE FRANKLIN 169

THE MARVELLOUS ICE-DRIFT OF CAPTAIN TYSON 187

THE SAVING OF PETERSEN 213

LIFE ON AN EAST GREENLAND ICE-PACK 231

PARR'S LONELY MARCH FROM THE GREAT FROZEN SEA 251

RELIEF OF AMERICAN WHALERS AT POINT BARROW 269

THE MISSIONARY'S ARCTIC TRAIL 293

SCHWATKA'S SUMMER SEARCH 311

THE INUIT SURVIVORS OF THE STONE AGE 329

THE FIDELITY OF ESKIMO BRÖNLUND 347

THE WIFELY HEROISM OF MERTUK, THE DAUGHTER OF SHUNG-HU 367




ILLUSTRATIONS


DR. KANE'S MEN HAULING THEIR BOAT OVER ROUGH ICE _Frontispiece_
From a sketch by Dr. Kane.

FACING
PAGE
HENRY HUDSON'S LAST VOYAGE 4
From the painting by the Hon. John Collier.

"WE WERE NEARLY CARRIED OFF, BOAT AND ALL,
MANY TIMES DURING THIS DREADFUL NIGHT" 208
From Tyson's Arctic Experiences.

A GROUP OF THE ESKIMO INUITS 334




LIST OF MAPS


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THE ARCTIC REGIONS OF THE NEW WORLD 2

HUDSON BAY AND HUDSON STRAIT 5

BARREN GROUNDS OF NORTHWESTERN CANADA 16

BOOTHIA PENINSULA AND NORTH SOMERSET 41

FRANKLIN'S ROUTE ON NORTHWEST PASSAGE 58

ROUTE OF PIM'S SLEDGE JOURNEY 75

SMITH SOUND AND WEST GREENLAND 95

BOOTHIA AND MELVILLE PENINSULAS 141

KING WILLIAM LAND 177

ROBESON CHANNEL AND LADY FRANKLIN BAY 217

SOUTHEASTERN GREENLAND 235

GREAT FROZEN SEA AND ROBESON CHANNEL 255

NORTHWESTERN ALASKA 273

LIVERPOOL BAY REGION 297

AMDRUP AND HAZEN LANDS, GREENLAND 351




[Illustration]




THE LOYALTY OF PHILIP STAFFE TO HENRY HUDSON

"You, Philip Staffe, the only one who chose
Freely to share with us the shallop's fate,
Rather than travel in the hell-bound ship--
Too good an English sailor to desert
Your crippled comrades."
--VAN DYKE.


On the walls of the great Tate Gallery in London are many famous
pictures, but few draw more attention from the masses or excite a
livelier human interest among the travelled than does "The Last Voyage
of Henry Hudson." While the artist dwells most on the courage of Henry
Hudson, he recalls the loyalty of Philip Staffe and thus unites high
human qualities ever admired.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014335263
Publisher: SAP
Publication date: 03/11/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
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