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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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Replica of Franklin's doomed ship sails into museum

Winnipeg Free Press - 23 Jan 2018
His disappearance triggered one of the largest search efforts in history. The British Admiralty offered a reward of 20,000 pounds — equivalent to $2.5 million today — for information leading to the crew's whereabouts, and 39 ships went searching. The ...
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Watch the trailer for AMC's new Arctic horror, The Terror

Cabin Radio - 23 Jan 2018
TV network AMC has released its first trailer for new series The Terror – a fictionalized version of Sir John Franklin's Arctic expedition to open the Northwest Passage. The show is based on a 2007 novel of the same name and produced by Ridley Scott ...
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What lies beneath - 30 Dec 2017
And in that hunt, they've already latched onto some tantalizing discoveries, from DNA inside a boot to pewter buttons they think belonged to two Royal Navy sergeants on the expedition. There is a certain irony in using cutting-edge technology to ...
franklin's lost expedition

Arctic expedition to honour 19th century Scots explorer

The Scotsman - 09 Jan 2018
In 2014, a memorial stone to Dr Rae, who is buried at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, was unveiled at Westminster Abbey, near the memorials to Sir John Franklin. Andrew Appleby, president of the John Rae Society, said: “The Arctic Return Expedition is a ...
franklin's lost expedition

How the Discovery of Two Lost Ships Solved an Arctic Mystery

National Geographic - 16 Apr 2017
In 1848, the Franklin expedition's two ships, H.M.S. Erebus and H.M.S. Terror, disappeared with all their crew while searching for the Northwest Passage. Their fate is one of the enduring mysteries of the age of exploration. Numerous expeditions were ...
franklin's lost expedition

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 ...
franklin's lost expedition

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 ...
franklin's lost expedition

Death In The Ice: The Hunt For A Lost Arctic Expedition

Londonist - 10 Jul 2017
Tens of thousands of pounds were offered to find the lost expedition, yet 36 search expeditions failed to find any evidence. Ultimately, it was with the help of local Inuits that the remains of the ships were found in 2014 and 2016. It's important to ...
franklin's lost expedition

Canada to keep Franklin Expedition wrecks

BBC News - 23 Oct 2017
Despite many efforts spanning three centuries to find the British-built HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, both ships seemed to have been lost to time and ice. A team of Canadian divers and archaeologists had been trying to find the ships since 2008 ...

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