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Deep dive into the tragic Franklin expedition reveals Arctic secrets beginning to surface

Examination of the wrecks of ‘Erebus’ and ‘Terror’ bring fresh hope of solving the riddle of the lost Franklin expedition

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Vintage engraving showing 'HMS Erebus' and 'HMS Terror' sailing past icebergs, created by Grandsire and Laly, published in Le Tour du Monde, Paris, 1860

Vintage engraving showing 'HMS Erebus' and 'HMS Terror' sailing past icebergs, created by Grandsire and Laly, published in Le Tour du Monde, Paris, 1860

Captain Francis Crozier was second-in-command of the tragic Franklin expedition. This is the only known photograph of the great explorer who made six voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic in the 19th century

Captain Francis Crozier was second-in-command of the tragic Franklin expedition. This is the only known photograph of the great explorer who made six voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic in the 19th century

One of Crozier's ships shown battling Antarctic storms in the 1840s - the expedition's downfall is still being pieced together

One of Crozier's ships shown battling Antarctic storms in the 1840s - the expedition's downfall is still being pieced together

‘Icebound in the Arctic: The Mystery of Captain Francis Crozier and the Franklin Expedition’ by Michael Smith

‘Icebound in the Arctic: The Mystery of Captain Francis Crozier and the Franklin Expedition’ by Michael Smith

Crozier statue in Banbridge, Co Down which sits opposite the house in which he was born

Crozier statue in Banbridge, Co Down which sits opposite the house in which he was born

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Vintage engraving showing 'HMS Erebus' and 'HMS Terror' sailing past icebergs, created by Grandsire and Laly, published in Le Tour du Monde, Paris, 1860

High above the Arctic Circle, beneath the freezing waters of the Canadian north, lie vital clues to a mystery which has captivated generations for almost 200 years. At the heart of the enduring mystery is Irishman Francis Crozier .

Crozier, who came from Banbridge, Co Down, was second-in-command of the tragic Franklin expedition sent north in 1845 to navigate the elusive Northwest Passage across the top of Canada, linking the Atlantic to the Pacific.


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