Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III NOVAYA ZEMLYA Van Heemskerck and Barents reach Ice Haven?The ship in the ice?The first crew to winter in the Arctic?The house the Dutch built?The bears ?The foxes?Intense cold?Twelfth Eve rejoicings?Preparations for departure?Death of Barents?The boat voyage?Meeting with Rijp? Admiral Jacob Van Heeraskerck?Carlsen at Ice Haven?Finds the house as described by De Veer?The relics at the Hague?Gardiner finds the powder-flask?Gundersen finds the translation of the voyage of Pet and Jackman?Second voyage of Hudson?His third voyage?De Vlamingh ?Russian explorers. WE left Barents parting company with Rijp at Bear Island, Rijp bound northwards. Barents, taking his vessel eastwards, struck Novaya Zemlya at Loms Bay, near Cross Bay, and bearing north-eastwards reached the Orange Islands and rounded Cape Mauritius. Steering south he got down into Ice Haven, where at length, says De Veer, the ice began to drive with such force that we were enclosed round about therewith, and yet we sought all the means we could to get out, but it was all in vain: and at that time we had like to have lost three men that were upon the ice to make way for the ship, if the ice had held the course it went; but as we drove back again, and the ice also whereon our men stood, they being nimble, as the ship drove by them, one of them caught hold of the beak head, another upon the shrouds, and the third upon the mainbrace that hung out behind, and so by greatadventure by the hold they took they got into the ship again, for which they thanked God with all their hearts. The same evening, that of the 26th of August, 1596, they reached the west of Ice Haven?now known as Barents Bay?where they were forced to remain, being the first crew on record to spend a winter in the Arctic regions and survive to t...Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos.
|Title||:||Round about the North Pole|
|Author||:||William John Gordon|
|Publisher||:||General Books - 2012-01|