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Franklin's Tragic Expedition

Type: Document

In 1845, a large well-equipped Royal Navy expedition under Sir John Franklin left for the Arctic. They disappeared, and their fate was a great mystery for many years. Eventually, it was discovered that all involved had died, marching south from their ice-bound ships.

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A Series of Expeditions

Type: Document

Several Royal Navy expeditions explored the Arctic during the 19th century. The captain of one of them discovered the existence of the magnetic North Pole during the early 1830s. During this time, contacts were established with the local Inuit population.

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