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Beechey Island, Nunavut

Photos from an excursion with icebreaker MS Kapitan Khlebnikov in August/September 2008.
This place was Sir John Franklin's first winter camp in 1845/46 during his tragic expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. The expedition failed and all men died during he following years, supposedly not least from lead poisoning due to then new-fashioned tin cans. Three men died in this winter camp already.

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Cape Riley
Cape Riley
Near Cape Riley
Near Cape Riley
Beechey Island Coastline
Beechey Island Coastline
Franklin Expedition Graveyard
Franklin Expedition Graveyard
William Braine's Grave
William Braine's Grave
Grave of John Hartnell
Grave of John Hartnell
William Braine's Grave
William Braine's Grave
Tin Can
Tin Can
Camp Remains
Camp Remains
At the Graveyard
At the Graveyard
Dwarf Willows
Dwarf Willows
At Cape Riley
At Cape Riley
Remains of Northumberland House (1852/53)
Remains of Northumberland House (1852/53)
McClintock Memorial (1854)
McClintock Memorial (1854)
Beechey Island Coastline
Beechey Island Coastline
MS Kapitan Khlebnikov
MS Kapitan Khlebnikov