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The ends joined with a brass pin
Late 18th – early 19th Century
Size: 28cm high – 11 inch high
52.5cm wide (span) max – 20¾ ins wide (span) max
On Tuesday 4th July 1820, William Scoresby of Whitby wrote in his log ‘Lat.72.56. Long 11ºW Therm 38.37 Calm SSW to SE. Calm until 8am with thick fog: a light breeze of wind springing up, we stood to the W into a thick patch of ice and fell in with two fish: one of them we struck and were successful in killing. Made fast to a small floe to flens....’