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An Opening in the Ice: April 24th, 1811

April 24, 2011

After a day taking advantage of being caught in the ice, on Wednesday April 24, Scoresby saw the oppertunity to move on again. Surrounded by bay ice the ship was dragged through by one of the whale boats, and with the use of a “grapnel” attached to a whale line. In four hours they managed to move the ship two miles to an opening to the East, and continued towing and warping under sail as the ice opened out. With the Neptune (Jackson suggests this is the Neptune of London, Captain Robertson) following, the Resolution struggled on through thick snow and increasing wind and heavy weather.

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