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Samuel Wilkes 1822 diary onboard HMS HECLA detailing life in the North West Passage.


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Description Diary kept by S Wilkes, Petty Officer, on board HMS HECLA, Jul -Sep 1822 covering the second voyage under Parry of HMS HECLA and HMS FURY in search of the North West Passage, with many details such as whale hunting; meeting 21 Inuit's with more than 40 dogs with them; Lifting HECLA out of the water when it became trapped in ice and the ship falling to the side on the ice; the finding of Amherst Island by Captain Lyon; ill crew members one with a 10 yard tapeworm after eating a bear. Also see JOD/294.
Date made 1822-07-02 - 1822-09-08

Finding Reference JOD/321
Catalogue section Manuscript volumes acquired singly by the Museum
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Extent folder
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