Report of the Cruise of the Revenue Marine Steamer Corwin in the Arctic Ocean in the Year 1885. ALASKA, Capt. M. A. Healy.
Report of the Cruise of the Revenue Marine Steamer Corwin in the Arctic Ocean in the Year 1885
Report of the Cruise of the Revenue Marine Steamer Corwin in the Arctic Ocean in the Year 1885
Report of the Cruise of the Revenue Marine Steamer Corwin in the Arctic Ocean in the Year 1885

Report of the Cruise of the Revenue Marine Steamer Corwin in the Arctic Ocean in the Year 1885

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1887.

First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 4to, 102 pp, with two large folding maps, 4 chromolithograph plates (1 bird, 1 plant, 2 fish) and 38 b/w plates, many of an ethnographic nature. Original brown cloth; corners lightly bumped, a few nicks and tiny spots on the cloth, on the whole quite clean and sound. Healy (1839-1904) patrolled the 20,000 miles of Alaskan coastline for more than 20 years, earning great respect from the natives and seafarers alike. While at the helm of the Corwin, he enforced liquor laws, protected seal and whale populations under treaty, delivered supplies and medical assistance to remote native villages and shipwrecked whalers, returned deserters to merchant ships, collected weather data, enforced federal laws, and accomplished exploration work. This Report includes shorter accounts by expedition members who were sent to complete the survey of the Kowak (Kobuk) River (J.C. Cantwell) and explore the Noatak River (S.B. McLenegan). C.H. Townsend contributed an article on the natural history and ethnology of northern Alaska. Arctic Bib. 18401; Wickersham 7596.

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