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A New Navigation
John Franklin sent a Coffee House letter to Mr. Fox arranging a viewing
of a new instrument with Admiral Beaufort in 1836.
The Search for John Franklin
John Franklin became the Hero figure of the Arctic and his name
and reputation attracted many young men to the Arctic Service
and the search for the Northwest Passage continued.
May 19th, 1845
Parry visited the Franklin Arctic Expedition on the eve of their
departure and prophetically wrote of Franklin . . .
|"take him for all in all, we
ne'er shall look on his like again."
A Franklin Search Through
arranged for a field party to be transported to Canada in
1847 to prepare for an overland search for Franklin.
"The 5th of June is the day appointed for the
Hudson's Bay ships, Prince Rupert and Westminster
to be ready . . . "
led by John Richardson, signed agreements assuring their performance
while on the search. Personal arrangements were made for mail
to be handled through the York Factory after their arrival.
overland party, under Sir John Richardson, was sent to prepare
for a search of northern Canada in 1848.
were made to deposit the pay of the members of his party in
a bank while they were on the search. Ships of the Hudsons
carried the party to the York Factory.
of cannon having been heard by the natives were sent to John
Richardson, but rejected as only a desire to encourage the
searchers. The seriousness of Franklin's problem was not realized
until the next year.
"M. 1828 Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin
who died in the Arctic Regions whilst effecting the discovery
of the Northwest Passage, 11 June 1847."
1965 search for new answers to the fate of the Franklin party
also failed to find new information, just as Lady Franklin
learned from many efforts to discover the story of the loss
of the party. She refused to accept his death until many years
later as seen in this biography for the Baronetage Journal
(Exhibition pieces courtesy of George Hall)