DOOMED MIS­SION

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE -

On this date, in 1845, English ex­plorer Sir John Franklin dis­ap­peared while on an ex­pe­di­tion in the eastern Arc­tic try­ing to chart and nav­i­gate the North­west Pas­sage. It was later learned that Franklin’s ships were frozen in ice west of King Wil­liam Is­land. Franklin died June 11, 1847, and his 105 crew mem­bers per­ished while trekking south­ward.

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