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Thread #80303 Message #1637671
Posted By: bfdk
30-Dec-05 - 05:50 PM
Thread Name: Happy! - April 16
Subject: RE: Happy! - April 16 (Sir John Franklin)
You're right, Susanne, Ross *did* go to sea again to help in the search for the missing Franklin expedition. Quoting from "Frozen in Time" page 21: ".. while ageing explorer Sir John Ross led an expedition which had been funded by the Hudson's Bay Company and by public subscription."
This Sir John Ross was, however, not identical with the Sir James Clark Ross mentioned by Ron. They were uncle and nephew.