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The Hayes Arctic expedition. The Halifax Journal gives the following particulars of the cruise and the arrival of the Hayes Arctic Expedition: "Up to the time of their arrival at this port, the party had been for ever 12 months without receiving news from home, excepting, however, a single solitary English news paper o
now on board the United States, and is a fine specimen of the species.
The party reached latitude 79 in the Middle Smith's Straits, and here the party divided--Dr. Hayes and three others went as far as latitude 81 deg. 35 min., west side of Kennedy Channel, and were then obliged to put back, their provisions being exhausted.
Dr.Dr. Hayes reached his vessel on the 27th of May. On the 13th July, 1861, they proceeded to Littleton Island, where the vessel remained until the 27th.--Sailing from thence in a northerly direction, they were met by immense packs of ice, which the vessel could not penetrate.
She then made for Cape Isabella, on the west side of Smith's