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1901 edition. Excerpt: ... northward. At 3, being a little more
clear, bore up, passing through a large cluster of icebergs during
the day, some very large. As I conceived these to be diifted
between Sandwich Land and South Georgia, I kept rather an easterly
course, hoping by that means to avoid them. P.m. We had strong
gales from the westward. After a short run the weather again became
thick; hove to at 10 a.m. Made lights to the cutter, which were
answered, but from 11 o'clock saw no more of her, she being then
considerably on our weather bow, our head being S.S.W., the wind
westerly and blowing a strong gale. Dec. 11.--A.m. About 1 o'clock
found ourselves close down upon an iceberg; wore round to the
northward until daylight, when we again stood to the southward in
hopes of finding the cutter, as I had given Mr. Avery particular
instructions should he part company in a fog, to place himself as
near as possible, when it cleared away, in the situation in which
he lost sight of us, or if in the night to do the same in the
morning, and not under any circumstances to make sail again, or run
during the fog, and had he attended to these directions he must
certainly have seen us on the 11th at noon, as the Tula was never
at any time more than five or six miles from the iceberg we saw on
the preceding morning. At 12.30 the iceberg bore S. W., and
conceiving the cutter might be still further to the westward, I
bore up and ran under the lee of it, and brought it to bear about
N.W. distant one mile, when I again hove to, the weather being
still hazy, in hopes to see the cutter when it should clear away.
At daylight, on the 12th, the weather, more moderate and something
clearer than yesterday, continued. Lying to until noon, when not
seeing anything of the Lively, bore up S.S.E. for..
|Country of origin:
Royal Geographical Society
||246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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