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Posted By: Abby Sale
26-Jul-05 - 07:18 AM
Thread Name: happy? - July 26 (Erebus & Terror)
Subject: happy? - July 26 (Erebus & Terror)
7/26/1845: Melville Bay: Last sighting of the Erebus & the Terror, Sir John Franklin's expedition. (sailed 5/19/1945 qv):
It's a long time now since two ships of fame
Did bear my Franklin across the main,
With one hundred seamen so bold and stout,
To find a north-west passage out.
"Lady Franklin's Lament," G Greig, FSNE LXXXVI
(Lots of other versions too, if you're looking for them.)
Franklin died June 11, 1847 - most of the men were found in 1859 - the last two not found until 1984.
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