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Throwback Thursday: Dealy Island's connection to the lost Franklin ships

  • Aug 20, 2014
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Is Dealy Island, Nunavut a deadly island for explorers?

C.R. Harington delves into the fascinating history of this tiny island in his March 1964 article from Canadian Geographical Journal, including how the island fit in with searches to find out what happened to Sir John Franklin, his crew and their ships.


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