Retraces the path of Franklin Expedition

A naval expedition will soon travel through the Northwest Passage in search of the doomed Franklin Expedition, but also to reinforce Canada's claims to the Arctic,

A naval expedition including the Royal Canadian Navy will soon travel through the Northwest Passage in search of the doomed Franklin Expedition, but also to reinforce Canada's claims to the Arctic, Sun News in Canada reports:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper set sail for the Arctic Passage Saturday night from Pont Inlet, Nunavut.

The Sir John Franklin Expedition sailed to the High Arctic in 1845 in order to find a way to travel its icy waters. They thought they could find a shipping route to Asia, instead they got trapped and more than 100 men - including Franklin - perished.

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