Whitehall Evening Post, December 6, 1787

From Petersburgh we also hear, that (even in the midst of “wars, and rumours of wars”) Catherine is determined to persevere in her grand object of CIRCUMNAVIGATION . For this purpose, the squadron destined for the Indies, and particularly for the coast of Kamschatka, is ready, or nearly ready, to sail, after having laid in provisions for three years.

Text courtesy of Robert King

Updated: January 21, 2015