The Journey to the Polar Sea, by John Franklin















































































































 -  Augustus, Junius, and Hepburn were therefore
furnished with the necessary presents and desired to go along the bank of
the - Page 490
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Augustus, Junius, And Hepburn Were Therefore Furnished With The Necessary Presents And Desired To Go Along The Bank Of The River As Far As They Could On The Following Day In Search Of The Natives To Obtain Provision And Leather As Well As Information Respecting The Coast.

They started at four A.M. and at the same time our hunters were sent off in search of deer, and the rest of the party proceeded in the canoes to the first cascade in the river, at the foot of which we encamped and set four nets.

This cascade, produced by a ridge of rocks crossing the stream, is about three or four feet in height and about two hundred and fifty yards wide. Its position by our observations in latitude 67 degrees 19 minutes 23 seconds North, longitude 109 degrees 44 minutes 30 seconds West, variation 41 degrees 43 minutes 22 seconds, dip 88 degrees 58 minutes 48 seconds. I have named this river Hood as a small tribute to the memory of our lamented friend and companion. It is from three to four hundred yards wide below the cascade but in many places very shallow. The banks, bottom, and adjacent hills are formed of a mixture of sand and clay. The ground was overspread with small willows and the dwarf birch, both too diminutive for fuel, and the stream brought down no driftwood. We were mortified to find the nets only procured one salmon and five white-fish, and that we had to make another inroad upon our dried meat.

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