64 - The Ships on the Ice

The HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus disappeared on the Franklin Expedition searching for the Northwest Passage in 1845. Six years later, a ship bound for Canada from Ireland saw two ships on an iceberg off Newfoundland. Were they the lost Franklin Expedition?

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SOURCES

Barr, William and Glenn M. Stein. “Frederick J. Krabbé, last man to see HMS Investigator afloat, May 1854.” 2017. https://www.hakluyt.com/PDF/krabbe.pdf

Carney, Peter. “Further Light on the Source of the Lead in Human Remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition.” 2016. https://www.hakluyt.com/PDF/carney_franklin.pdf

Gould, Rupert T. Oddities: A Book of Unexplained Facts. University Books: New Hyde Park (NY). 1964 ed.

O'Farrell, Joe. “The Search for HM Ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror'.” 2008. http://www.ric.edu/faculty/rpotter/Search_for_H_M_Ships.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fata_Morgana_(mirage)

 

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