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    Re: Fw: Transcription of Worsley's Log
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2009 Mar 8, 09:02 -0000

    Frank wrote-
    
    |
    | Brad, you wrote:
    | "Dennett has that as "stream" ice.  It may very well be that word, but
    H.O.Pub 609 "Functional Glossary of Ice Terminology" 1952 has no entry for
    "stream ice".  "
    |
    | If you go to the Google Books Advanced Search page and enter "stream ice"
    in the exact phrase box and then set the max date to, say, 1920, you will
    find a number of hits that define this term. Maybe it's no longer accepted
    terminology?
    
    As long as it fits the crossword-puzzle, "stream-ice" is certainly the
    correct reading. But there's no need to stray so far from Worsley's text to
    find that term; it occurs several times in his "Shackleton's boat journey",
    though not, I think, in his "Endurance". For technical detail, "Boat
    Journey" is certainly the best book to read.
    
    Shortly before departure, Worsley with Shackleton had ascended a 150 ft rock
    to take a look around. They saw a broad band of ice, about 2 miles offshore,
    that threatened to surround the island. These were broken-up floes and
    streams of ice carried on the current from Bransfield Strait. "Grounded
    bergs indicated shoal patches, but troubled us not at all. They served us
    well by breaking the line of stream ice and making two gaps, one of which
    looked a promising opening through the imprisoning ice-chain which encircled
    this isle of desolation."
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable, at  george@hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
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