Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-Year Arctic Odyssey of H.M.S. Investigator and the Mcclure Expedition

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From 1850 to 1854, the ambitious Commander Robert McClure captained the HMS Investigator on a voyage in search of the missing Franklin Expedition, which sailed from England into the Arctic in 1845 to map the last uncharted section of the North-West Passage. The Investigator and her consort the Enterprise were to pass through the Bering Strait from the west but a Pacific storm separated them, never to meet again. Obsessed with traversing the passage, McClure pressed on and HMS Investigator spent three years trapped in pack ice in Mercy Bay before the crew abandoned ship on foot.

This book chronicles the voyage in detail. McClure and his relationships with his officers are at the heart of the story of the arduous journey, vividly illustrated by the paintings of Lt. Samuel Cresswell.

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Glenn M. Stein has researched maritime and polar history since 1975, and regularly publishes in journals and magazines. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, life member of the American Polar Society and a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society and the Life Saving Awards Research Society. He lives in Apopka, Florida.

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"Glenn M. Stein's Discovering the North-West Passage gives a stirring account of the perilous journey of Robert McClure and his men, the first ever to pass through the Arctic from the Pacific to the Atlantic. In Stein's words, McClure and his men are fully brought to life in a way no previous account of nineteenth-century exploration has managed." --Russell Potter, author of Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture

"Provides new insights into how geographical discovery received the recognition of a grateful nation. Recommended." --Choice

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