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Relics of the Franklin Expedition of 1845

Relics of the Franklin Expedition of 1845

John Hartnell - English able-bodied seaman, Franklin Expedition, died Jan. 4, 1846, Beechey Island, Nunavut.

John Hartnell - English able-bodied seaman, Franklin Expedition, died Jan. 4, 1846, Beechey Island, Nunavut.

John Torrington of the Franklin expedition, buried in permafrost in 1846. Uncovered for forensic study in modern day.

John Torrington of the Franklin expedition, buried in permafrost in 1846. Uncovered for forensic study in modern day.

One-hundred-and-sixty-seven years after the Franklin expedition met its demise in the Arctic ice, a historic discovery has been made: the first artifact in decades from one of the two lost Royal Navy Ships has been found.

One-hundred-and-sixty-seven years after the Franklin expedition met its demise in the Arctic ice, a historic discovery has been made: the first artifact in decades from one of the two lost Royal Navy Ships has been found.

'Erebus' and the 'Terror' in New Zealand, August 1841, by John Wilson Carmichael

'Erebus' and the 'Terror' in New Zealand, August 1841, by John Wilson Carmichael

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.

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.

Royal Marine William Braine of the Franklin expedition, buried in permafrost in 1846, Uncovered for forensic study in modern day.

Royal Marine William Braine of the Franklin expedition, buried in permafrost in 1846, Uncovered for forensic study in modern day.

The Franklin Expedition: 19-May-1845 through date??  The purpose of the expedition was to map-out the North-West Passage from Europe to Asia.  134 sailors and officers were aboard the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. None of them returned.

The Franklin Expedition: 19-May-1845 through date?? The purpose of the expedition was to map-out the North-West Passage from Europe to Asia. 134 sailors and officers were aboard the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. None of them returned.

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