Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in Search of the Discovery Ships Under Command of Sir John Franklin. With an Appendix on the Physical Geography of North America, المجلد 2

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الصفحة 114 - I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admir•alty, that at 5 o'clock pm on the 6th of August last, in latitude 24° 44...
الصفحة 22 - may challenge another to wrestle, and, if he overcomes, may carry off his wife as the prize. . . . The bereaved husband meets his loss with the resignation which custom prescribes in such a case, and seeks his revenge by taking the wife of another man weaker than himself."2 With reference to the Slave Indians, Mr.
الصفحة 263 - Liard in lat. 60° 5' north, long. 122° 31' west, and having an altitude of between 400 and 500 feet above the sea. This locality, however, being in the vicinity of the Rocky Mountains, is subject to summer frosts ; and the grain does not ripen perfectly every year, though in favourable seasons it gives a good return.
الصفحة 97 - In consequence of the extreme dryness of the atmosphere in winter, most articles of English manufacture made of wood, horn, or ivory, brought to Rupert's Land, are shrivelled, bent, and broken. The handles of razors and knives, combs, ivory scales, and various other things kept in the warm rooms, are damaged in this way. The human body also becomes visibly electric from the dryness of the skin. One cold night...
الصفحة 206 - ... numbers of large Mammalia indicated by the abundance of their fossil remains no longer presents the slightest difficulty ; and the theory receives a still further confirmation from an observation made by Sir John Richardson in his ' Arctic Searching Expedition *,' just published. The author observes, " The existence of these numerous testimonials of an ancient fauna is suggestive of many curious speculations, and geologists seem hitherto to have failed in explaining the circumstances under which...
الصفحة 181 - ... distance of from twelve to twenty miles from the shore, until it crosses the Ottawa, near Bytown, and thence is traced across Lake Simcoe to the shores of Lake Huron, where its northern limit is observed near the mouth of the French River, while it again appears at the south-eastern extremity upon Matchedash Bay. Resting upon this is a series of rocks forming the whole north coast of the lake, and numerous small islands. It is made up of sandstones, often coarse-grained, and sometimes becoming...
الصفحة 50 - Orkney labourers, in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company, being generally steady, provident agriculturists of the Protestant faith ; while the children of the Roman Catholic Canadian voyagers have much of the levity and thoughtlessness of their fathers, combined with that inability to resist temptation, which is common to the two races from whence they are sprung.
الصفحة 176 - ... shores of the inland lakes and portions of the coasts of the Arctic Seas. It has been stated as an exemplification of the wide changes which would result from a comparatively small alteration in the present level, even of such mountainous districts as Canada and the North-eastern States of the Union, that " a subsidence of 400 feet would cause the waters of Lake Ontario to flow through the valleys of the Mohawk and Hudson into the Atlantic, and at the same time convert Lake Champlain into a maritime...
الصفحة 11 - Such is the closeness and fineness of the fur that these hare-skin dresses are exceedingly warm, notwithstanding the closeness of their texture. The Hare Indian and Dog-rib women are certainly at the bottom of the scale of humanity in North America. Not that they are treated with cruelty, but that they are looked upon as inferior beings, and in this belief they themselves acquiesce. In early infancy the boy discovers that he may show any amount of arrogance towards his sisters, who, as soon as they...
الصفحة 225 - Short young grass, affording good pasturage for sheep in places that were flooded in summer. 8th. Berry-bearing bushes budding, such as the wild cherry, black currant, &c. Swans abundant, ducks, geese, and cranes scarce. 10th — 12th. Snow fell to the depth of an inch and a half, and vegetation was retarded by unfavourable weather till Feb. 17. when wild gooseberry bushes were observed budding. Between the 26th of this month and Mar. 16. Thunder and hail showers occurred. Ribes sanguineum blossoming....

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