Sailing south, but some way from land, a wide opening appeared which answered exactly to the Lancaster Sound of Baffin.
It is expected to reach Lancaster Sound, by the middle of June.
Finally, in 1819 and 1820, the famous Parry made his way into Lancaster Sound.
This conclusion to push forward for Lancaster Sound was reached on June 19.
We have no observation; but by estimate we must have got into Lancaster Sound.
A vessel was sent to land provisions and coal at the entrance to Lancaster Sound.
They assured us that Lancaster Sound was still frozen over, and that all the sea was covered with pack.
Lancaster Sound, although not frozen over, was crammed full of floes and icebergs.
Because we should get nearer to Lancaster Sound, and have more chance of meeting whalers.
We had given up the idea of journeying to Lancaster Sound to await the whalers.