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Mystery of the disappearance of the Franklin Expedition a decade before solved

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
09/21/1859
H.M.S. Fox, a British naval vessel sent to the Arctic sixteen months before to discover the fate of the Franklin Expedition which disappeared without trace in 1848, arrived off the British coast with detailed and definitive information.  The next day, Captain F. McClintock of the Fox reported in London that Sir John Franklin, searching for a north-west passage around Canada to the Pacific, and all of his crews in two ships, had been trapped in the ice in late 1847 and that by late spring of 1848 all had died of starvation and exposure while attempting to reach civilization on foot. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1861), 403.

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