The Journey to the Polar Sea, by John Franklin















































































































 -  After pursuing this
kind of navigation with some danger and more anxiety we landed and
encamped on a smooth rocky - Page 480
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After Pursuing This Kind Of Navigation With Some Danger And More Anxiety We Landed And Encamped On A Smooth Rocky Point Whence We Perceived With Much Satisfaction That The Ice Consisted Only Of Detached Pieces Which Would Be Removed By The First Breeze.

We sounded in seventeen fathoms close to the shore this day.

The least depth ascertained by the lead since our departure from the river was six fathoms, and any ship might pass safely between the islands and the main. The water is of a light green colour but not very clear and much less salt than that of the Atlantic, judging from our recollection of its taste. In the course of the day we saw geese and ducks with their young and two deer, and experienced very great variations of temperature from the light breezes blowing alternately from the ice and the land. The name of Lawford's Islands was bestowed on a group we passed in the course of the day as a mark of my respect for Vice-Admiral Lawford, under whose auspices I first entered the naval service.

A fresh breeze blowing through the night had driven the ice from the land and opened a channel of a mile in width; we therefore embarked at nine A.M. to pursue our journey along the coast but, at the distance of nine miles were obliged to seek shelter in Port Epworth, the wind having become adverse and too strong to admit of our proceeding. The Tree River of the Esquimaux which discharges its waters into this bay appears to be narrow and much interrupted by rapids.

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