052 – Icebound: Franklin’s Lost expedition

Episode 052 – In 1845 an expedition led by experienced explorer, British Naval Rear Admiral, Sir John Franklin set off northward to conquer the fabled Northwest Passage. After a stop in Greenland the two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, with 129 crew aboard were never seen alive by European eyes again. Over the next 170 years, the fate of the ships andt their crews would finally be revealed, thanks to the help of the Inuit people and their oral traditions.

Sources:
Wikipedia Entry for Franklin’s Lost Expedition
Parks Canada Site – The Franklin Expedition
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea by Sir John Franklin
Global News – Ships Gifted to Canada and New Artifacts
Cannibalism According to John Rae
Letter left at King William Island
List of provisions on Erebus and Terror
The book Dead Reckoning by Ken McGoogan

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