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A Reckoning: June 1st, 1811

June 1, 2011

On Saturday another whale was killed, this time with some difficulty, and was flinched with the ship made fast to an “aggregation of floes”. Captain Kearsley, of the Henrietta paid a visit, and gave Scoresby an account of his season so far: 20 or 21 fish, about 90-100 tons of oil. The Henrietta had escaped from the ice on May 16th, along with two other ships, the Aurora, and the Old Manchester, the latter of which, according to Jackson, was built in New York, in 1762.

Things were looking up for Scoresby and the Resolution. At midnight they struck another whale, and in the morning they set off again, with 14 ships in sight.

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