North Georgia Gazette
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North Georgia Gazette. London, 1821.
Parry realized that, to keep morale up during the long arctic winter, the crew had to be kept busy. Activities ranged from reading lessons to scientific observation and amateur theatricals. The North Georgia Gazette was a weekly newspaper, with poetry, essays, jokes, and advertisements. Originally handwritten, it was later printed in London because of public interest in the voyage.
“Miss in Her Teens; or, the Medley of Lovers”, advertised
here, was the first play produced in the Arctic. Shipboard theatricals
became a Royal Navy tradition.