Body of sailor from doomed Franklin Expedition laid to rest
Published on November 3rd, 2009 | by Admin1
The 20-year search for the ships commanded by Sir John Franklin yielded various artifacts and the graves of several of the doomed crewmen, including that of Lt. Henry Le Vesconte.
But neither of the ships — and few answers — were ever found to shed light on how the expedition had gone so disastrously wrong.
Yet the search effort helped map much of the Canadian Arctic, laying the foundation of Britain’s — and later Canada’s — claims to the vast polar archipelago widely seen today as a resource treasure house.