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Ross' Expedition

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Ross' expedition was tho most sno cessfnl of all ever undertaken in this región, but his ships spent three seasons in the antarctic. The appearance of the two rival expeditious ou the gronud ohosen and made public inany months in advanoe for the scène of operatious of the Bnglish ships caused Ross to chauge his plaus, and he accordingly selected a point niuch more to the eastward (l?0 degrees east) from which to make his dash for the pole. The meridinn chosen was tbat in which Balleuy had found open water iu latitndo 69 degrees, aud it was this fact tbat deterioiaed Ross in his ohoice of ground. He spent throe Buccessive seasons in the ice pack, returning northward as the winter approached, and turning hisvessel's prows to the south again on the approach of spring. It wonld be impossible to indícate a tithe of the notable occurrences and discoveries of these three expeditions, and it is a great pity that Ross' own narrative, one of the njpst interesting records of one of the roost interestjug experiences ever repnblished for tho benefit of a generationof readers unborn,when tha original edition was issued in 1847. The first of the three excursions was the most memorable. It was in this that the sbjps discovered and took possession of Viotoria Juand, sighted and naraed Mounts Erebus and Terrpr, besides many otbers of less altitude, w'ith the farry mountains in the background in latitude 79 degrees south, and traced the ioe barrier iu ktitude 78 degrees for ?00 or 800 miles. They bad no laokof axciting inciden ts, due to fogs, gales, suowstoiwi and the proximity of loose bergs, to keep them from being bored by the nnendinK stretch of an impenetrable wall


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