Official Report of the Voyage of the Discovery sent by Reuters

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                                MS/547/7/19  25 mar 1903 
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<u>The British Antarctic Expedition
Voyage of the Discovery
Official Report
A World's Record<\u>
Lyttelton, N.Z., Mar 25
The "Morning" relief <s>ship<\s> vessel to the British Antarctic 
exploration ship "Discovery", has arrived here. She reports finding 
the "Discovery" on Jan 23 in MacMurdo Bay (Victoria Land)  All 
was well on board. Only one casualty had occurred, the drowning 
of a seaman named Vince, who, while on a sledge expedition, fell 
down an ice slope into the sea during a blizzard. 
Commander Scott, of the "Discovery", supplies the following 
official report of the voyage up to the meeting with the "Morning". The "Discovery" entered the ice ack on Jan <s>2<\s>?3 in 
latitude 67 south. Cape Adare was reached on Jan 9, but from 
there a heavy gale and ice delayed the expedition, which did not 
reach Wood Bay till Jan 18. A landing was effected on the  20th 
in an excellent harbour situated in Latitude 76[degree]30' south. A 
record of the voyage was deposited at Cape Crozier on the 22nd. 
The "Discovery" then proceeded along the Barrier, within a few 
cables' length examining the edge and making repeated soundings. 
In longitude 165 the Barrier altered is character and trended 
northwards. Sounding here showed that the "Discovery" was in 
R Mar 25 03 
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Official Report of the Voyage of the Discovery sent by Reuters, 1903. From The Royal Society, MS/547/7/19



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