Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait To Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F. W. Beechey in the years 182

by Frederick William Beechey

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration Series

Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait To Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F. W. Beechey in the years 182 Synopsis

Frederick William Beechey (1796-1856), naval officer and hydrographer, was born into a family of artists, joined the Navy at a young age and went on to travel the world to survey coastlines and oceans. He published several accounts of his expeditions to destinations including the Arctic and Africa. This two-volume work, first published in 1831, describes his voyage as commander of the Blossom in 1825-1828. The ship's mission was to support the exploration of the North-West Passage by travelling eastwards via the Bering Strait to meet the explorers Sir John Franklin and Sir Edward Parry who were travelling west from the North Atlantic. Volume 1 records Beechey's outward journey via Cape Horn, his visits to Pitcairn Island, where he met the last surviving Bounty mutineer and documented his story (retold in Chapters 3 and 4), Tahiti, and Hawai'i, and his first season exploring the Bering Strait.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108031035
Publication date: 1st May 2011
Author: Frederick William Beechey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 558 pages
Categories: History of science,

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