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Franklin's lost expedition was a British voyage of Arctic explo...

wikipedia - 16 Sep 2016
Franklin's lost expedition was a British voyage of Arctic exploration led by Captain Sir John Franklin that departed England in 1845 aboard two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. A Royal Navy officer and experienced explorer, Franklin had served on three previous Arctic expeditions, the latter two as commanding officer. His fourth and last, undertaken when he was 59, was meant to traverse the last unnavigated section of the Northwest Passage. After a few early fatalities, the two ships becam
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Sir John Franklin Expedition Memorial

Atlas Obscura - 01 Nov 2017
Unsurprisingly, one of the most vocal advocates of the search effort was Sir John Franklin's wife, Lady Jane Franklin. Several ships were sent out in an attempt to find the lost expedition, but they returned with very little information. Only one ...
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Greenwich exhibits recall lost Franklin expedition - 24 Oct 2017
In May 1845, two Royal Navy ships commanded by Capt. Sir John Franklin left England on an expedition to the Canadian Arctic. The plan was to locate and navigate the final section of the elusive Northwest Passage. Two years later, they had not returned.
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Franklin Expedition subject of anthropologist's talk

Prince George Citizen - 07 Nov 2017
Recent and ongoing analysis of the skeletal remains from the lost Franklin Expedition is the focus of an anthropology talk at the University of Northern British Columbia on Thursday evening. Titled, The Demise of the 1845 Franklin Expedition: Evidence ...
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The Franklin expedition: ice and terror in the cold, vengeful sea

The Times - 28 Oct 2017
All of this springs from a pair of Royal Navy expedition ships that were lost in the Arctic 170 years ago. The astonishing 19th-century story of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror has returned to haunt a new generation of explorers, politicians, scientists and ...
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Batavia shipwreck: expedition to uncover more secrets

Perth Now - 11 Nov 2017
And the results from forensic tests on the latest skeleton to be excavated from the sands at the shipwreck site show the victim was in good health before he died, University of WA Centre for Forensic Anthropology associate professor Daniel Franklin ...
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How the Discovery of Two Lost Ships Solved an Arctic Mystery

National Geographic - 16 Apr 2017
Paul Watson, author of Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition, was on board the lead Canadian vessel when Erebus was found. Speaking from Vancouver, Watson explains why the hunt for lost historic ships was a geopolitical move ...
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READER'S CORNER: Coastal survey capacity has sunk - 31 Oct 2017
In fact, HMS Erebus from Franklin's expedition, lost in 1848, was found with Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) sonars and sounders. In recognition of the power of these new data, many countries have developed seafloor mapping programs as the ...
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Museum risks wrath of Inuit with display from tragic Arctic voyage

The Guardian - 01 Jul 2017
After 165 years under icy seas, the lost secrets of Sir John Franklin's doomed British Arctic expedition in search of the North-West Passage are to form the centrepiece of a major London exhibition, Death in the Ice. But who really owns these salvaged ...
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The Mountain Man Who Makes Chefs' Wild Dreams Come True

Atlas Obscura - 15 Nov 2017
And they taught me because they didn't want to see those skills get lost.” As such, Marion peppers his physically rigorous foraging expeditions with commentary on history, anthropology, ethnobotany, and mycology. Every dirt-road, creek, river, and ...
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The Hunt for Ships Trapped in the Canadian Ice Nearly 170 Years Ago

New York Times - 07 Apr 2017
When the wreck of the Erebus was finally discovered in 2014, Harper made the announcement at a victorious news conference, where he declared it “a truly historic moment” and went on to claim that the Franklin expedition had “laid the foundations of ...

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