Category Archives: Sea life

A PHASE OF THE ARCTIC MYSTERY.

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THE details of the expedition sent out by Lady Franklin in the steam yacht Fox, shortly will be, if they are not already, before the public. Sir John Franklin, as we learn, died as early as June llth, 1847. His … Continue reading

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A Night with the Boobies

A West Indian Sketch Redonda is a small island, about mid-channel between Montserrat and Nevis, and in appearance is very much like a haycock, except that its summit is quite green. In fact, though called an island, it is nothing … Continue reading

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MY FRIEND THE DOCTOR.

  MY friend the doctor is a negro by birth, Englishman by education, and nautical — strictly nautical — by inclination. Leave him ashore for more than a month at a spell, and the doctor would run to seed like … Continue reading

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The Last Voyage of Sir John Franklin Part 2

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Under the friendly shelter of Beechey Island, Franklin and his followers reposed from their arduous labours of 1845, and looked forward confidently to the success which must now attend’ their efforts in the following year. And had they not reason … Continue reading

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The Great Ship’s Trials

BY AN EYE-WITNESS. The nominal trial trip of the Great Eastern has yet to take place, but a trip full of trials has already been accomplished by her. Her strength, her speed, her steadiness, her steering capability have all been … Continue reading

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The Last Voyage of Sir John Franklin.

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 By CAPTAIN SHERARD OSBORN, R.N. “THERE is yet one thing left undone, whereby a great mind may become notable,” wrote worthy Master Purchas — that one deed was the discovery of a north-west passage to the Indies. Many long years afterwards, … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Horse-Shoe.

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Shortly after my first entry into her Majesty’s service on board the … , I was placed under the tutelage of on old quartermaster to learn the arts of knotting, splicing, platting, &c, then deemed of the first importance both … Continue reading

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