The Two Voyages of the Pandora: In 1875 and 1876 (Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration)

The Two Voyages of the Pandora: In 1875 and 1876 (Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration)

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Allen Young
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reissue, 5/3/2012
EAN 9781108050104, ISBN10: 1108050107

Paperback, 230 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm
Language: English

Sir Allen Young (1827–1915), was a merchant navy officer and experienced polar explorer. He took part in several expeditions before those of the Pandora including as navigator to McClintock on the Fox to discover the fate of Sir John Franklin. He was also in command of the Fox on the 1860 North Atlantic Telegraph Expedition to assess the practicality of a cable route between Europe and America across the Faroes, Iceland and Greenland. In 1875 and 1876 he led two expeditions in the Canadian Arctic on the steam yacht Pandora. The first, the British North-West Passage Expedition, was an attempt to reach the magnetic pole via Baffin Bay and Lancaster Sound, and to navigate the North-West Passage in one season. The second was a further attempt on the North-West Passage, but also to deliver dispatches to George Nares' Arctic expedition. These compelling accounts were first published together in 1879.

Part I. The First Voyage of the Pandora
1. The voyage to Greenland
2. The kryolite mine
3. Navigation on the coast of Greenland
4. Godhavn and the Waigat
5. The passage through Melville Bay
6. The Cary Islands
7. Lancaster Sound and Barrow Strait
8. Beechey Island
9. Peel Strait
10. An impassable barrier
11. A perilous race with the ice
12. A second visit to the Cary Islands
13. The voyage home
Part II. The Second Voyage of the Pandora
1. Preparations for the voyage
2. The voyage to Disco
3. Disco
4. Kudliset and Upernivik
5. Melville Bay
6. A hurricane in the north water
7. Littleton Island and Pandora Harbour
8. Cape Isabella
9. Attempts to reach Cape Isabella
10. Second visit to Cape Isabella
11. Driven out of Smith Sound
12. Visit to the Arctic highlanders
13. Back at Upernivik
14. Meeting with the Polar ships
15. Homeward bound