“In 1773 Captain Cook became the first modern explorer known to have breached the Antarctic circle and reached the ice barrier. He intended to sail completely around Antarctica looking for inlets through the wall of ice. Sailing a total of 60,000 miles along the Antarctic coastline he never once found an inlet or path through or beyond the massive glacial wall.
'The ice extended east and west far beyond the reach of our sight, while the southern half of the horizon was illuminated by rays of light which were reflected from . . .
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