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Resolution Beset: May 2nd, 1811

May 2, 2011

The Resolution remained beset by ice, and though whales were sighted in an opening to windward, the whalers could do little about it. There were “27 or 28 sail in sight about this time” and Scoresby noted the way the ice moved them around, one being pulled away to a distance of about 3 miles. Adjustments were made to the sails: “Fitted a Gaf Top sail out of a Flying Jib which stood well[.] Unbent the Fore Sail and fore Top Sail and bent other older sails.”

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