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
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780267688760
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Page Count - 316
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