Webinar: Fate of Sir John Franklin

September 28, 2020

Please excuse the technical difficulties throughout the presentation. Presenter and expedition guide Phil Wickens chronicles the fascinating story of Sir John Franklin, the polar explorer who met his fate aboard HMS Erebus during the 1840s quest to discover the Northwest Passage. The Franklin expedition—in which all 129 members perished—remains one of the most enduring mysteries of Arctic exploration and Canadian history.

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