Untitled (Sir John Barrow)


SIR JOHN BARROW, at the last meeting of the Geographical Society, stated, that intelligence of Capt. Back had been received at the Admiralty. That gallant sailor was seen on the 1st of August in Hudson’s Straits, lat. 62. long. 71. The ice was represented as being very thick upon the coast; but we know, if skill and perseverance can conquer the obstacles of climate, Capt. Back is the man to overcome them. We may, for memory’s sake, repeat, that he is in command of H.M.S. Terror, and directed to proceed with her to Wager River, on the western shore of Sir Thomas Roe’s Welcome. He is there to ascertain the most convenient place for transporting boats and stores across the intervening isthmus; and, having placed his ship in security, he is to proceed, with the resources thus placed at his command, both north and west along the shores of Regent’s Inlet,—to connect the point whence he will thus start both with Hecla and Fury Strait, and Point Turnagain.—Literary Gazette. [See page 435, No. 53, for a full notice of this Expedition.]