'Canoe broaching to in a gale of wind at sunrise, Aug. 23rd 1821' Edward Francis Finden
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'Canoe broaching to in a gale of wind at sunrise, Aug. 23rd 1821'
Unable to return by sea to the mouth of the Coppermine River in August 1821, the expedition party tried to return to Fort Enterprise by land - a gruelling journey during which Lieutenant Robert Hood, who drew the picture from which this engraving was produced, was shot dead by a Canadian guide. John Franklin's expedition of 1819-22 travelled via the Coppermine River to map the Canadian Arctic coast, as part of efforts to find the fabled North-West Passage. Illustration from Narrative of a journey to the shores of the Polar Sea, by John Franklin (London, 1823).
Original: aquatint. 1823
- Image reference: RS-9321
- The Royal Society
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