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SECOND VOY A GE

FOR THE DISCOVERY OF A

NORTHWEST PASSAGE.

CONTINUED.

CHAPTER X.

Departure from Winter Island.-Meet with some Esquimaux

travelling to the Northward.--Obstruction and Danger from the Ice and Tides.- Discovery of the Barrow River, and its Fall.-Favourable Passage to the Northward.- Arrival off the Strait of the Fury and Hecla.--Progress opposed by a fixed barrier of Ice.-Communicate with the Natives of Igloolik. --Unsuccessful Attempt to get between the Ice and the Land Land upon the Calthorpe Islands.—The Fury drifted by the Ice between two Islands.-Account of a Journey performed in Sledges up an Inlet to the westward.

THE gale, which had for some time been blow. ing from the northward, veered to the N.W.b.W., and increased in strength on the 1st of July, which soon began to produce the effect of drifting the ice off the land. At six o'clock on the 2d, the report from the hill being favourable, and the wind and weather now also sufficiently so, we moved out of our winter's dock, which was, indeed, in part broken to pieces by the swell that had lately set into the bay. At seven we made sail, with a fresh breeze from W.N.W., and having cleared the rocks at the entrance of the bay, ran quickly to the north.

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