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WHAT A doc­u­men­tary of the search for the burial vault of Sir John Franklin WHO Tom Gross, Pamela Gross, Ja­cob Keanik, Darcy King, Wil­liam Moure, John Mur­ray and Rus­sell Taich­mann WHEN Au­gust 1 to 17, 2018 WHERE King Wil­liam Is­land, Nu­navut WHY The Bayne/coleman Ex­pe­di­tion didn’t shed any more light on the lo­ca­tion of the pur­ported burial vault of Sir John Franklin — poor weather and trans­port dif­fi­cul­ties put a stop to that — but ex­pe­di­tion leader Tom Gross be­lieves they may have lo­cated some­thing al­most as im­por­tant. Us­ing a metal de­tec­tor near what could be the grave of Harry Good­sir, the assistant sur­geon of HMS Ere­bus, the team lo­cated a nar­row ob­ject that was about 30 cen­time­tres long buried about 50 cen­time­tres below the sur­face. “That could con­tain a record of what hap­pened,” says Gross, who hopes to re­turn to the site this sum­mer.

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