Kevin Cronin

The Search for Franklin. An Irish Connection

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The Search for Franklin describes the expedition that walked in the footsteps of one of the greatest enigmas of high-latitude exploration – the disappearance of Sir John Franklin, his crew of 129 souls and the two stout wooden ships Erebus and Terror that departed London in 1845. In recent years two Irishmen, Kevin Cronin and John Murray, collaborated with a Canadian team to form the Irish Canadian Franklin expedition to search for the sunken wrecks of Franklins lost ships in the treacherous waters of King William Island in polar Canada. They subsequently undertook land searches in the areas where the crew had abandoned their ice bound ships and attempted to track overland to safety to the trading posts in northwest Canada. In the wake of Erebus and Terror this book tells the story of this ongoing adventure of discovery – it’s motivations, methods, personalities, the people with whom it engages – and describes the magnificent Arctic terrain it traverses and shares with the ill-fated Royal Navy officer and explorer Sir John Franklin.

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Format

Soft cover

Writer

Kevin Cronin

Publisher

The Author

Publication Year

2023

ISBN

9781399943574

Language

English