5 edition of A narrative of a voyage. found in the catalog.
A fictitious account which in some editions has the pseudonym of Alonso Descalves, and in others purports to have been written by James Van Leason.--cf. Sabin.References: Howes, U.S.IANA, no. V.35.Microfilm. New Haven, Conn. : Research Publications, 1975. 1 reel ; 35 mm. (Western Americana ; Reel 577, no. 5945)
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|Pagination||xvi, 117 p. :|
|Number of Pages||75|
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I believe that the society is indebted principally to the Governor's elegant and accomplished lady for much of this polish. Next morning, Captain Barker made him a present of the canoe; but it was some time before he could believe that it was a gift: it is needless to say how highly gratified he was by such an acquisition. He has since been promoted and gone home. Yet I must not be supposed to say, that even had we found an opening through this low and narrow tract, it ever could have been a "north-west passage" in the actual sense of that phrase, or ever could have been turned to purposes of communication or commerce.
The cables and large rope come by sea, but the yarn, in packages of fifty-six pounds, is transported on mules through Siberia. After mass had been said each one did the duty of a Christian, receiving our Lord.we embraced the opportunity of taking a further view of Port Essington where, had the settlement been originally formed, it is probable that it might have now been in a flourishing state ; and accordingly, about three, P. I could obtain no certain account of the total number, although I sought information from the channel where it was most likely to be found,—any thing resembling a census never having been thought of.
At this time some of the sailors who had managed, notwithstanding all our precautions, to get access to the spirits, of which they had freely partaken, requested they might have a little grog to support their strength, sagely remarking that, although too much would prove injurious, a little could not possibly do them any harm. Notwithstanding he only spoke Russian, of which I knew nothing, we managed to become great allies.
We were now enabled A narrative of a voyage. shape our course, and, the wind being unaccompanied with a heavy sea, we advanced with much rapidity in the midst of this elemental war.
Although the observations regarding Swan River, and King George's Sound, have been, in a great measure, superseded by more recent information; yet, as they give a sketch of these settlements in their infancy, I have deemed it expedient to retain them. Davis and myself were going to take our accustomed aquatic exercise, we descried a vessel at anchor, near Palm Bay, which we had little doubt was the Governor Phillips; and, about ten, A.
MEMBER OP THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.of the 31st of June, we arrived at Raffles' Bay, and shortly afterwards I went on shore, in company with my friend Mr. 1636 The Russians discovered the Lena and other rivers in the north of A narrative of a voyage. and Asia, the account of which will be found in Churchill's collection of voyages. Their wants are few, and easily satisfied. On the night of September 11th we observed the aurora.
1820-1821 Franklin, in his first journey from Hudson's bay, by land, for this purpose, traced the coast of America between Hearne river and Point Turnagain. 1633 Seven Russian sailors, who appear to have been shipwrecked at Spitzbergen, remained there one year.
Vancouver's description of Maquinna's daughter would accord very well with the present, excepting that the young lady here introduced was yet but a child. By this time, the day had closed, and the aspect of the sky led us to expect moderate weather. "Within the shadow of the boat, I watched their rich attire; Blue, glossy green, and velvet black.
After having visited the Cape of Good Hope, the expedition sailed to Western Australia and on to Hawaii.