Check out the FRANKLIN EXPEDITION, EXPLORATION and PEOPLE sections. There's just about everything in this library that you'd ever need to know about the Arctic, listed both ALPHABETICALLY and by CATEGORY. Ideal for students. (Double-click any word on these pages for a "pop-up" definition.)
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
Captain Sir John Franklin's disappearance in the Arctic - along with two ships and 128 officers and crew -- was a celebrated mystery in the nineteenth century,
ARCHAEOLOGY GAME (Athropolis)
See if you can find what was left behind by the Franklin Expedition.
If you can't find them, you can see them here:
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN WAS HERE!
An Arctic mystery.
MAPS OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE
Franklin searched for the sea route that would link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Although he was unable to get through the passage, he was the first to prove that such a passage existed.
THE SEARCH FOR FRANKLIN
After Franklin's disappearance from view in July 1845 many months passed before any concern was expressed for the safety of him and his crews as he was well provisioned and there was no serious expectation that the cruise could be completed in one season.
FRANKLIN SEARCH EXPEDITIONS
Recent expeditions looking for Sir John Franklin's missing ships. Yes, they're still looking!
THE FRANKLIN TRAIL
Come explore with us on an archaeological survey of evidence and artifacts relating to the final days of the Franklin Expedition.
JOHN FRANKLIN (1786 - 1847)
In 1845, British Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin (born April 16, 1786) became the first man to prove the existence of a sea passage through the North American Arctic, though it was blocked by sea ice and unnavigable at the time.
THE SEARCH FOR JOHN FRANKLIN
In 1847, when people in England still had heard nothing from Franklin and his crew, rescue parties were sent to the Arctic.
ARCTIC EXPLORATION AND HISTORY
Long before the arrival of Europeans, the first Arctic explorers, of course, were the Inuit themselves. An excellent
resource site from "All Things Arctic".
VIEW FRANKLIN RELICS FROM THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
The Franklin Expedition is the worst disaster in the history of British polar exploration. It occurred with the total loss of two naval vessels ‘Erebus’ and ‘Terror’ and all their crews.
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
Franklin made maps of over 3000 miles of the coast line of north Canada. He died in 1847, on his last Arctic expedition to find the North-West Passage.
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN: FROM WIKIPEDIA
Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin FRGS (April 15, 1786 - June 11, 1847) was a British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer who mapped almost two thirds of the northern coastline of North America.
THE TRAGEDY OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
At a very young age, John Franklin wanted to join the navy. His father, a cloth merchant, began by being opposed to this career but then helped him enter it.
HMS TERROR - LOWER DECK PLAN
Up to 67 men lived in this space, for over three years. The officers occupied tiny cabins - the men berthed forward in hammocks.
THINGS FOUND FROM THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION
Look at an image of artifacts recovered from the Inuit by Dr. John Rae.
ATHROPOLIS GLOSSARY (Athropolis)
See our pop-up boxes for: FRANKLIN EXPEDITION and NORTHWEST PASSAGE.