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2012-08-25 08:58:26

The search for a pair of ships from the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition, which began four years ago, will continue, as officials announced that a new expedition would depart this week.

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2008-08-17 12:05:00

Officials in Canada announced Friday that they will begin a new search for the two ships of British explorer Sir John Franklin.


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2014-01-07 10:58:04

Admiral Sir George Back FRS, born November 6th of 1796 and died on June 23rd of 1878, was a British naval officer, naturalist, artist, and explorer of the Canadian Arctic. He was born in Stockport. When he was a boy, he went to sea as a volunteer in the frigate HMS Arethusa in the year 1808 and participated in the destruction of batteries on the Spanish coast. In the following year he was involved in the fighting in the Bay of Biscay up until he was captured by the French. He remained a...

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