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Author McGhee, Robert, author.

Title The Arctic voyages of Martin Frobisher : an Elizabethan adventure / Robert McGhee
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2001


Description 1 online resource (ix, 196 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Lodestones, Unicorns, and Perpetual Daylight -- A Passage to Cathay -- Martin Frobisher, Pirate and Explorer -- To Arctic America -- The Five Lost Sailors -- A Token of Possession -- Ice, Hostages, and Gold -- Inuit in England -- Creating a Gold Play -- The Gold Fleet -- The Countess of Warwick's Island -- Retreat -- Disgrace -- Kodlunarn Island -- A Final Assay
Summary "Using reports from the men who participated in the venture, details preserved in the oral histories of the Inuit, and archaeological information recovered from the sites of Elizabethan activities on Baffin Island, Robert McGhee describes Frobisher's expeditions and offers new insights into this audacious undertaking. How could Martin Frobisher have convinced himself that a narrow bay on the coast of Baffin Island was a northwest passage to the Pacific? What became of the five members of his company who went ashore and were never seen again? What role, if any, did Frobisher play in the gold-mining fraud? Some of these questions may never be answered but, despite apparent failure, Martin Frobisher's ventures launched England's long period of intense exploration and discovery in this land."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-191) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Frobisher, Martin, Sir, approximately 1535-1594 -- Travel -- Nunavut -- Baffin Island
Frobisher, Martin, Sir, approximately 1535-1594.
Frobisher, Martin.
Gold mines and mining -- Nunavut -- Baffin Island -- History -- 16th century
Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography
Gold ores -- Nunavut -- Baffin Island -- History
HISTORY -- Canada -- General.
HISTORY -- Expeditions & Discoveries.
Gold ores.
Discoveries in geography -- English.
Gold mines and mining.
Baffin Island (Nunavut) -- Discovery and exploration -- English
Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration -- English
Arctic Ocean -- Northwest Passage.
Great Britain.
Nunavut -- Baffin Island.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001043089
ISBN 9780773569508