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    Felix Harbour

    Date
    1835
    Creator
    William Say (1768 - 1834, British) , Engraver
    After
    John Ross (1777 - 1856, British) , Naval officer
    Object type
    Library reference
    27714
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 210mm
    width (print): 260mm
    Subject
    Content object
    transport
       > boat
    Description
    John Ross’s ship Victory, with all flags flying, trapped in the Arctic ice in Felix Harbour, Christmas Day 1829. “The brilliancy of Venus [top left of image] was a spectacle which was naturally contemplated as in harmony with the rest of the day.”

    Plate facing p.232 of the Narrative of a second voyage in search of a north-west passage, and of a residence in the Arctic regions during the years 1829 ... 1833, by Sir John Ross (London, 1835).

    John Ross and his nephew James Clark Ross endured four winters trapped in the Arctic ice on an expedition to find the elusive Northwest Passage. Their first winter was spent at Felix Harbour on the eastern tip of Boothia Felix (now known as the Boothia Peninsula). John Ross was knighted in 1834 following his return to England.
    Associated place
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10421
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