- Paperback : 308 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8554713798
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.77 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Notoir Books (October 28, 2020)
- Language: : English
It was in the summer of 1845 that Sir John Franklin undertook his fourth voyage into the Arctic regions, in search of a northwest passage, and disappeared forever in that icy waste.
One of the earliest rescue expeditions was one from the United States, known as the first Grinnell expedition, which left New York in May, 1848.
Dr. Elisha Kent Kane – who was on board – tells in great detail of the discovery of the site of Franklin’s first winter encampment, then of three head-stones marking the graves of men belonging to that ill-fated voyage, and finally he tells the chilling story of the freezing-in of the two Grinnell expedition ships, and their drifting helplessly in the ice pack, month after month, through the long Arctic night, where no vessel ever had wintered before–adrift in the Arctic Ice pack.