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An Account of the Corvette: L'Uraine's Sojourn at the Mariana Islands, 1819

by Louis Claude Freycinet

Like his Russian contemporary Otto von Kotzebue, who preceded him at Guam by sixteen months (November 1817) and with a comparable mix of reprovisioning and scientific aims, Louis Claude de Freycinet (1779-1842) of L'Uranie (ex-Ciotat) came to the Mariana Islands as a veteran of mid-Pacific exploration. Captain Kruzenshtern's Nadezhda had been Kotzebue's "floating academy" in 1803-06, while Freycinet had - with his elder brother Henri -sailed with Baudin in the celebrated Geographe and Naturaliste to Australasia and a possible collision with the British. As an officer of literary bent. Ensign de Freycinet maintained a journal on the strength of which he afterwards became the Baudin expedition's somewhat partial annalist. His sober temperament and naval competence, together with a wide spectrum of scientific interests, lent real importance to the record of his three-month stay on Guam (17 March - 6 June 1819) large parts of which are offered here in English for the first time.

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