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Beechey Sea cliffs

Sitting by the Graves.

August 2nd 2016
Beechey Island is the site of several significant events in the history of Canada's Arctic exploration. In 1845, the British explorer Sir John Franklin commanded another search for the fabled Northwest Passage with his two ships, <em style="line-height: 1.42857;">HMS Erebus and <em style="line-height: 1.42857;">HMS Terror. Franklin and his crew were never to be seen again - eve ... read more
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Canadian Flag A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the sou... ... read more
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17th August 2016

Desolate, dark and freezing
Hard to really wrap my head around how formidable it is up there, and how awful must have been the last days of these men. Curious that the bones of the uninterred were never found since it seems unlikely that wolves or other carnivores would be up there.
17th August 2016

bones
Hey Tara. There were a few bones found on King William Island of some of the crew. The three crew buried on Beechey died on the ship not on the island - Beechey was where they were buried. Many of the human bones that were found on King William had been cut by knives, suggesting cannibalism. The HMS Erebus was discovered two years ago in shallow water in an undisclosed location in the Arctic, there were several bodies and many clues aboard. The Terror remains lost.

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