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Throwback Thursday: the first Canadian Arctic Expedition

  • Oct 29, 2014
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The Franklin ships have gotten a lot of public attention in recent years. But that doesn’t mean Canada doesn’t have countless other shipwreck stories also worthy of our fascination. Among them is the first Canadian Arctic Expedition which, despite strengthening Canada’s claims to the Arctic, remains a largely unknown part of the country’s history. Last year we celebrated 100 years since that expedition began.

Still more fascinated by the Franklin expedition? Get all the latest news by visiting the Franklin Expedition section of our website.

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