Notes on Winter Harbour, Bridport Inlet, and Skene Bay: R42-3/1961-6E-PDF

"Winter Harbour and the bay lying between Wakeham point and Hearne Point were perfectly clear of ice when first seen by Parry on September 5, 1819. However, heavy ice lay off Cape Hearne, blocking the way to the southward. Parry's ships, the Hecla and Griper, were therefore anchored in the lee of the land between Wakeham Point and Fife Point, where there was excellent holding ground of mud and sand in 7 to 10 fathoms of water about a mile and a half from shore. This anchorage gave secure shelter, with the wind from ENE round by N to SW, and the bay was freer of ice than any other part of the southern coast of the island. In spite of the fresh northerly gale, the ice off Hearne Point did not move for about 30 hours."--p. [1].

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Title Notes on Winter Harbour, Bridport Inlet, and Skene Bay
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Note "June, 1961." Digitized edition from print [produced by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada].
Date 1961.
Number of Pages 1 v. (various pagings) :
Catalogue Number
  • R42-3/1961-6E-PDF
Subject Terms Indians, Canadian history, Explorations