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Tragic Franklin expedition: Remarkable condition of HMS Terror

Sir John Franklin set off in 1845 leading an expedition from England to find the elusive Northwest Passage to the Orient in the high Canadian Arctic. Franklin and the 133 officers and sailors aboard HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were» 

Environment, Indigenous, International

A curse of the lost Franklin expedition?

The small Inuit community of Gjoa Haven is reeling from a spate of recent deaths in the community.  In a two-week period, an accident with an ATV claimed two lives, a father and son drowned, a local school teacher had» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

The lost Franklin expedition in the Arctic: new research

When Sir John Franklin left Britain with two ships and 129 sailors in 1845, it was to be an epic adventure to discover the fabled Northwest Passage to the Orient. Possibly the most prepared exploration of the Canadian Arctic at» 

International, Politics, Society

Franklin expedition shipwrecks; who owns what

Sir John Franklin set out to find the fabled Northwest Passage to China and India. Setting out from England in 1845, it was the last he, and the crew would be seen. The lost mission sparked many search and rescue» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Lost Franklin expedition: tourists can swim over HMS Erebus wreck

If you have lots of money, and a couple of weeks this summer, you could enjoy a very rare experience to view one of the Franklin ships up close. The doomed mission was attempting to find a passage from the» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

The doomed Franklin Arctic expedition: new discovery in a 170-year-old mystery

Since the mid 1800’s, enduring mystery has surrounded the fate of the Franklin expedition, its two ships and 129-man crew, lost without trace in the Arctic. Since the 1980’s it was thought lead poisoning from the lead-soldered tinned food had» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

An Arctic “museum” for the lost Franklin ships

It was one of the most enduring mysteries of exploration: what happened to Arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin and his two ships and crew in 1848. Marc-André Bernier, Parks Canada’s manager of underwater archelogy, sets a marine biology sampling quadrat» 

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Arctic Adventure-HMS Investigator- Author Glenn M Stein interview

Author Glenn M Stein is a polar and maritime historian and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society © supplied In Victorian England, the exploration of the Arctic was somewhat akin to modern dayefforts to explore the moon and space. Distant, barren,» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Op Nunalivut 2015 and Franklin’s lost expedition

Led by Sir John Franklin, a three-time experienced Arctic explorer,  the 1845 mission of the two ice-strengthened and heated Royal Navy ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, was to complete passage and mapping of the fabled “Northwest Passage”. However, this» 

Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Franklin ship discovery- what’s next?

After 166 years of searching for Sir John Franklin’s ships in the Arctic, one of the world’s most enduring and puzzling maritime mysteries has been solved. Or has it? Ian MacLaren (PhD) is a professor of history and classics at»