Journal of a Voyage from Okkak, on the Coast of Labrador, to Ungava Bay, Westward of Cape Chudleigh


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JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE,

&c. &c.



CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION 3

CHAPTER I.

Outfit. Opinions of the Esquimaux respecting the Voyage.
Description of the Company. Departure from Okkak. Arrival
at Nungorome. 6

CHAPTER II.

Departure from Nungorome Cove. Account of Solomon.
Drift-ice. Cape Mugford. Waterfalls from the Kaumayok
Mountains. Fruitless attempt to get out of the Ikkerasak,
or Straits. 10

CHAPTER III.

Quit the Ikkerasak. Account of the Kaumayok Mountains, and
of Kangertluksoak. Public Worship on Sunday. Saeglek and
its Inhabitants described. The Missionaries visit the
Esquimaux at Kikkertarsoak. 14

CHAPTER IV.

Departure from Saeglek. Fruitless attempt to reach
Nachvak. Retreat into Nullatartok Inlet. Slate Bay.
Detention on account of the Ice. Arrive at Nachvak. 20

CHAPTER V.

Reception at Nachvak. Description of the bay. The
Esquimaux manner of spearing salmon and trout. Christian
deportment of the Okkak and Hopedale Esquimaux. Jonas's
address to the Heathen. Love of music general among these
Indians. Departure from Nachvak. Danger in doubling the
North Cape. Arrival at Sangmiyok bay. 27

CHAPTER VI.

Pass Cape Nennoktok. Visit the Esquimaux families at
Kummaktorvik and Amitok. Description of an Esquimaux
travelling bed. Mountains seen at Ungava. Netsek seal
described. Greenland houses. Danger of being shipwrecked
near Kakkeviak. 33

CHAPTER VII.

Arrival at Oppernavik. Account of Uttakiyok. His
perseverance in waiting for the arrival of the
Missionaries. Islands and bays between Kakkeviak and
Killinek. Danger in the ice at Ammitok. Want of fuel
supplied by robbing old graves. 39

CHAPTER VIII.

Departure from Oppernavik. Pass the Ikkerasak of Killinek.
Whirlpools. The coast takes a southerly direction. Meeting
with Esquimaux from the Ungava country, who had never seen
an European. Anchor at Omanek. High tides. Drift-wood.
Double Cape Uibvaksoak. Distant view of Akpatok. 44

CHAPTER IX.

Chain of black mountains. The Dragon's dwelling. Changes
occasioned by rise and fall of the tides, and dangers
attending them. Uttakiyok's superstitious customs.
Singular effect of the tide in the bay of Ittimnekoktok.
Arrive at Kangertlualuksoak bay and river. Its situation.
Transactions there. 50

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