Sentence Examples with the word drift ice

Laptyev, started from the Lena in 1739, but encountered masses of drift ice in Chatanga bay, and with this ended the voyages to the westward of the Lena.

Laptyev sailed, but was stopped by the drift ice in August, and in 1739, during another trial, he reached the mouth of the Indigirka, where he wintered.

Korean harbours, except two or three which are closed by drift ice for some weeks in winter, are ice-free.