Monday, January 5, 2015

170-year-old mystery of famed Irish Arctic explorer solved

In the spring of 1845, Sir John Franklin set out to explore the 300-year-old mystery of the Northwest Passage, a possible sea route through the Arctic Ocean connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean above Canada.
After Franklin’s death in 1847, second in command Captain Francis Crozier took over the expedition.
The Banbridge, County Down-born hero, his two ships and entire crew vanished in the frozen wasteland of the Arctic without a trace, and the mysterious disappearance has remained a puzzle for nearly two centuries
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