A Voyage to Hudson’s-Bay, by the Dobbs Galley and California, in the years 1746 and 1747, for Discovering a North West Passage

This volume is credited with definitively disproving Arthur Dobbs theory of a North-West Passage through Hudson’s Bay. It is an important early source on the nature of the Inuit.

p. 172, on Aurora Borialis: But if the Moon does not shine, these lights are much more apparent; for one may then read distinctly by them, and the Shadows of Objects are seen upon the Snow, tending to the South East; as the Light shines brightest in the opposite Quarter, where it rises, and whence the Rays thereof are propagated over the whole Face of the Sky, with a waving kind of Motion.