A completely different fate awaited the man who was sent to search for the expedition of Mac-Clour and eventually saved him. The largest search expedition left the port of London in the spring of 1852. Captain Edward Belcher was appointed as its head. He had at his disposal all four vessels of the Austin expedition (two sailing ships and two tugboats) and also the North Star floating base. The crew of all five vessels consisted of 222 people. In addition to the search for the expedition of Franklin, Belcher was supposed to assist Collinson and McClure, about whose fate in England they began to worry. Following through Baffin Bay and the Lancaster Strait, the Belcher flotilla in mid-August approached Beachy Island. Here the ships are divided. “North Star” remained at the island. Henry Kellett, Belcher’s deputy, with the Resolute boat and the steamer went further west, into the Strait of Barrow. Belcher himself with the sailing ship “Assistance” and another steamer moved north through the straits of Wellington and Penny and stopped for the winter near the north-western coast of Grinnell Peninsula. In the boats, Belcher and his companions in late August – early September circled the north coast of Grinnell, opened north of it, beyond Belcher Bay, at 77 degrees.
Prediction of Antarctica Lomonosov
The thought of man seeks to anticipate events and to suppose that which has yet to be discovered. This desire gave birth to fantastic images of myths. With the advent of science, the invasion of thought into the unknown began to be called the scientific prediction.