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Case File #9: Hey, It’s the Franklin Expedition

July 11, 2018

Hope you're not sick of ships yet, as we've got yet another great one for you!

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Supplementary Files

https://www.historymuseum.ca/franklin/?gclid=CjwKCAjw7IbaBRBqEiwA6AyZghIZRXC_gzr369KmpwjqVEWNvK2oeDk8t7Nqy57rbwKzuaPJCkDg9RoCl1UQAvD_BwE  There is currently an Exhibit on in the Canadian Musuem of History, Gatineau, QC, until September 30th, 2108 called Death in the Ice.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4033568/170-year-old-thumbnail-reveals-fate-HMS-Terror-crew-doomed-Franklin-expedition-sank-navigating-Northwest-Passage.html a good article detailing not only the voyage, but also going into possible reasons for the death of the crew members whose bodies were recovered.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/547437/why-orchestras-tune-to-440-hertz-a-note  19 facts about the Expedition

https://news.umich.edu/how-did-the-franklin-expedition-crew-die-u-m-professor-analyzes-sailors-mouths-for-clues/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin%27s_lost_expedition

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/inuit-guardian-program-launched-1.4248312

 

The Inuit are on the Case:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/inuit-guardian-program-launched-1.4248312

 

Louie Kamookak

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/franklin/interpretation/experts/interpretationKamookakLong_en.htm - An interview with Louie Kamookak, where he talks about his theory on Franklin’s gravesite

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-louie-kamookak-58-teacher-and-inuit-historian-was-the-last-great/ - Globe and Mail article on the loss of Louie Kamookak

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/29/inuit-oral-historian-who-pointed-way-to-franklin-shipwrecks-dies-aged-58 - Guardian article about Louie Kamookak’s death

 

Expedition and Aftermath

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/franklin-expedition-ship-watson-ice-ghosts/ - National Geographic article about the discovery of the Franklin Expedition ships

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sir-john-franklin/ - Canadian Encyclopedia article on Sir John Franklin

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/franklin/voyage/voyageTimeline_en.htm - Timeline of the journey and discoveries (The parent website is a treasure trove!)

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/culture/franklin - Parks Canada article on the Franklin Expedition

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/12/hms-terror-wreck-found-arctic-nearly-170-years-northwest-passage-attempt - Guardian article about the discovery of the HMS Terror

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