Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sir John Franklin and the Erebus and Terror
Sir John Franklin and the Erebus and the Terror
“…Sir John Franklin… to the Erebus and Terror, bound on other conquests…” (pg. 4)
Sir John Franklin was a English explorer who lived during the late 18th century and early 19th century. His claim to fame was discovering the existence of the Northwest Passage-- a water passageway from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean through Canada. The Erebus and Terror were Franklin’s two ships used during his exploration of Canada. Both ships eventually became trapped in ice and the crew had to resort to cannibalism to survive. Neither ship ever returned to England.