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Copper clue may solve mystery of doomed Victorian Arctic expedition

Victorian Ship An engraving, circa 1844, of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, the two ships used by Sir John Franklin

Finding Franklin outlines the larger story and the cast of detectives from every walk of life that led to the discovery, solving of one of the Arctic's greatest mysteries. In compelling and accessible prose, Russell Potter details his decades of work alongside key figures in the era of modern searches for the expedition and elucidates how shared research and ideas have led to a fuller understanding of the Franklin crew's final months.

Chart Showing the Recent Search for a North-West Passage. Also the Coast Explored in Search of Sir John Franklin between the Years 1848 and 1854 - Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.

Canada finds second ship from doomed 1845 Franklin expedition

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were sent out in the summer of 1845 to find the…