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VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY

TOWARDS

THE NORTH POLE,

PERFORMED IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS

DOROTHEA AND TRENT,

UNDER THE COMMAND OP

CAPTAIN DAVID BUCHAN, R.N.;
1818;

TO WHICH IS ADDED, A SUMMARY OF ALL THE EARLY ATTEMPTS TO
REACH THE PACIFIC BY WAY OF THE POLE.

BY

CAPTAIN F.W. BEECHEY, R.N., F.R.S.

ONE OF THE LIEUTENANTS OF THE EXPEDITION.

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE
ADMIRALTY.

LONDON:
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET,
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1843.

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TO

SIR JOHN BARROW, BART., F.R.S., &c.

THE ORIGINATER AND PROMOTER OF

MODERN ARCTIC DISCOVERY,
THIS VOLUME,

CONTAINING A NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER
THE COMMAND OF

CAPTAIN DAVID BUCHAN, R.N.

TOWARDS

THE NORTH POLE,

AND A S^HMA^'OF

EARLY ATTEMPTS TO BEACH-THE PACIFIC BY WAY OF
THE POLE, .

IB, WITH PERMISSION, REBPECTFULLY DEDICATED
BT

HIS FAITHFUL AND OBLIGED FRIEND,

THE AUTHOR.

March, 1843.

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