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Digital Subscriptions > Quill & Quire > July August 2016 > Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search

Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search

Russell A. Potter

McGill-Queen’s University Press

FOR most people, the announcement in 2014 by then prime minister Stephen Harper that a Parks Canada–led expedition to the Canadian Arctic had discovered the wreck of the HMS Erebus, one of the two ships involved in the illfated 1845 voyage of Sir John Franklin and his 133 crew in pursuit of the Northwest Passage, made for a few days of tantalizing reading and peering at blurry images from the wreckage’s underwater berth. For others, however, the discovery was only the latest (albeit monumental) piece in a largely incomplete puzzle that has tested the patience and endurance of amateur and professional Franklin seekers alike.

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