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" We gained nothing; for on the 18th at noon our latitude was 70° 44'; and we were near five leagues farther to the eastward. We were, at this time, close to the edge of the ice, which was as compact as a wall, and seemed to be ten or twelve feet high... "
A Sketch of the British Fur Trade in North America: With Observations ... - Página 163
por Thomas Douglas Earl of Selkirk - 1816 - 130 páginas
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Round about the North Pole

William John Gordon - 1907 - 294 páginas
...then crossed the strait and plied back until on the 18th he sighted and named Icy Cape in 70° 29'. Close to the edge of the ice, which was as compact as a wall, and seemed to be ten or twelve feet high at the least, he sought persistently for a passage through, but...
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The Voyages of Captain Cook

James Cook - 1999 - 470 páginas
...sea-horses. On the 1 8th, at noon, we were near five leagues farther to the eastward. We were at this time close to the edge of the ice, which was as compact as a wall, and seemed to be ten or twelve feet high at least; but farther north it appeared much higher. We now stood...
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American Quarterly Review, Volumen3

Robert Walsh - 1828
...sail to the east, or they had not instructions so to do. Captain Cook sailed to 70° 41', where he found himself " close to the edge of the ice, which was as compact as a wall." He then returned to the south, and in 70° 29', he saw a low point of land, which he called Icy Cape....
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