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More Whales: 27th June, 1811

June 27, 2011

In a fresh SSW breeze, with fog, and snow showers, the boats of the Resolution struck, and killed a whale. Unfortunately, the corpse became trapped by ice, and had to be freed by pulling it out using whale lines attached to the capstan, and men clearing the way. With the whale alongside, the flinching began, while the boats went off again. Another ship, the Effort, signalled that she was about to return home. The season was a great success. Scoresby records “10 or 15 sail all made fast to this field it drifts very fast to the SSW or SW. 3 Boats on Watch.”

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