London: The Cornhill Magazine, 1867. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good Condition. Item #258040
The whaler 'Diana', sailed on the 19th February 1866 for Greenland under the Command of Captain John Gravill. Becoming ice-bound in Melville Bay, she drifted in the ice for six months from Melville Bay into Baffin Bay, and onwards to Resolution Island, until she broke through the Ice barrier opposite Cape Farewell on the Greenland Coast. In total this voyage took fourteen months during which Gravill died and his body was sewn up in canvass and stored on the ship's bridge. Eight other men died of scurvy, and the entire crew suffered from frostbite. The ship's surgeon, Dr Edward Smith recorder the crew's condition; 13 disabled completely in bed, 2 very bad ulcered feet, 14 severely affected, 6 getting very bad, 3 slightly affected, 5 very slight, 3 show no symptoms at all. In due course the ship which arrived back in Hull on the 26th April 1867, and Captain Gravill was buried in the Spring Bank Cemetery, Hull, with 15,000 people attending his funeral. The 'Diana' was subsequently wrecked in 1868 off the Lincolnshire coast. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not a reprint or copy. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 13 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cornhill Magazine; Featured; Special Interest; New Arrivals; Inventory No: 258040.
Keywords: BZDB395 Cornhill Magazine; Featured; Special Interest; New Arrivals; Voyage of The Diana Whaler of Hull in The Years 186667 Published 1867 A rare article from the Cornhill Magazine 1867 Allen W Young