The Sea Lions; Or, The Lost Sealers

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Stringer & Townsend, 1849 - Antarctica - 351 pages
Two Yankee schooners compete for the riches of a secret sealing ground in Antarctica, but co-operate when forced to over-winter (1819-1820) under appalling conditions.

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