The tragic Arctic expedition of John Franklin

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The tragic Arctic expedition of John Franklin


John Franklin made ​​several trips to the Arctic, but his obsession to find the Northwest Passage led him to organize in 1845 what would be his fourth and last expedition. With funding from the British Admiralty set out with two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, and 128 men.
In July 1845, two months after leaving England, found Barrow Strait closed, so decided to head Franklin south along the west coast of Somerset Island and Boothia Peninsula, to King William Island. The September 12, 1846 the two spacecraft sailed west to an ice cap that caught in the Victoria Strait in the Canadian Arctic.


The tragic Arctic expedition of John Franklin

There were several rescue expeditions were launched in your search, but all were unsuccessful even found a document written by the captains of both vessels offering news about what happened.
Earlier Franklin died in June of 1847 and in the second winter, trapped on ice several crewmen died poisoned by contaminated supplies. The 105 survivors jumped ship and began their march towards Canada fruitless direction bases Hudson Bay Company. The most widely accepted is that they died one after another in the terrible North lands.


The tragic Arctic expedition of John Franklin

They were the ones who gave their lives in an effort to explore one of the regions most interest was always in man.

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