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Remains of Franklin Expedition crew member found in Arctic

Archaeologists believe they have found human remains belonging to a crew member of the doomed Franklin Expedition in Canada’s Arctic during a hunt for the expeditions ships.

“Work is going well … (but) we haven’t found the ships yet,” Marc-Andre Bernier said in a telephone interview after leaving the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Sir Wilfrid Laurier last week.

What they have found in a search on land are more artifacts from the ill-fated expedition. At Erebus Bay, where at least a dozen members of the Franklin crew are known to have died, more human remains have been recovered.

“They did find a human tooth, and some bone and a toothbrush,” Bernier said. “These were really exciting finds.”

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Story: Dene Moore, Canadian Press | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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