H.M.S. Sulphur on the Northwest and California Coasts, 1837 and 1839

The Accounts of Captain Edward Belcher and Midshipman Francis Guillemard Simpkinson

edited by Richard A. Pierce, and John H. Winslow

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Alaska History Series, no. 12

The survey vessel H.M.S. Sulphur, under Captain F.W. Beechey (1796-1856), accompanied by her consort the Starling, under Lieutenant-Commander Henry Kellett (1806-1875), left England in December 1835, assigned to the Pacific Ocean. The time for great discoveries was past, but there remained the important task of delineating the thousands of miles of coastline and countless islands, reefs and shoals throughout the seven seas, for the safety of navigation and the advancement of science. Reproduced in this volume, with a scholarly introduction, are Belcher's account of Prince William Sound, Sitka, Nootka Sound, California, and Fort Vancouver. Simpkinson contributes accounts of the Northwest Coast and California.

Richard Austin Pierce (July 26, 1918, Manteca, California – September 14, 2004, Kingston, Ontario) was an American historian and publisher who specialized in the Russian era of Alaska's history. He was involved in the publishing of more than 60 volumes on Alaska's history, in the capacity of author, translator, editor, and publisher, and was considered one of the foremost authorities on Russian America.

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  • Hardcover Price: $29.00
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-60223-024-8
  • Publication Month: January
  • Publication Year: 1979
  • Pages: 152
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Richard A. Pierce, and John H. Winslow
  • ECommerce Code: 9780919642751

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