Monday, August 18, 2008

Canada searches for the Franklin expedition

Canada is launching an expedition to solve one of polar exploration's great myteries - the fate of the Franklin expedition. Sir John Franklin's two-ship expedition to find the Northwest Passage vanished sometime after 1845. Three bodies have turned up since then, but no signs of the ships. Inuit whose ancestral tales relate contact with the explorers are assisting on the expedition.

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