From the Deep of the Sea: Being the Diary of the Late Charles Edward Smith, Surgeon of the Whale-Ship Diana, of Hull (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from From the Deep of the Sea: Being the Diary of the Late Charles Edward Smith, Surgeon of the Whale-Ship Diana, of Hull

The sealing season having come to an end, the ships used to return homeward to recruit their crews and replenish their stores for the ensuing voyage to Davis Straits in search of whales.

At one time the whalers used to be content with trying the seas on the West coast of Greenland, in Davis Straits, and in the vicinity of Biscoe Island, beyond which it was considered impossible to pass. Owing to the expedition, which was sent in 1818 for the discovery of the north-west Passage, having given information of the great numbers of whales seen in the extreme northern limits of Davis Straits, more particularly on the western side, the whale-ships began to penetrate that inhospitable region, often with astonishing success.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Charles Edward Smith

Hardback

Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780267688760

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm

Page Count - 316

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