THE UNITED STATES NAVY AND SOUTH PACIFIC EXPLORATION

Cmdr. S. B. Brown, Fiji RNVR

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Abstract: MANY OF THE BARLWST American discoveries in the Pacific were unrecorded. The men sailing from Nantucket and New Bedfored were looking for new whaling grounds and were often secretive about islands discovered if whales were being taken at the time. Captain Fanning was one who left an account of his wanderings and discoveries. He was later able to interest the United States Congress in the promotion of an expedition of discovery being strongly supported in 1836 by J.M. Reynolds, a member of Congress who had been on a scaling voyage to the Antarctic “for the fun of it.”
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 8, Number 1
Pages: 35 - 39
Cite this article: Brown, Cmdr. S. B., RNVR, Fiji, "THE UNITED STATES NAVY AND SOUTH PACIFIC EXPLORATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring 1961, pp. 35-39.
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