Franklin and his Crew
The Northwest Passage
Canadian Encyclopedia: Sir John Franklin
This article from the Canadian Encyclopedia has key biographical information about John Franklin and his mission to map the Northwest Passage through several expeditions, including his tragic final voyage.
Sir John Franklin’s Explorations of Canada’s Arctic
Franklin led two overland expeditions in northern Canada before undertaking his final voyage. Click on the coloured dots on the map below for information about each expedition.
John Franklin's Last Expedition
Royal Museums Greenwich has this description, including a map, for studying Franklin's last expedition.
John Franklin's First and Second Expeditions
The Royal Museums Greenwich has information and illustrations about Sir John Franklin's first and second expedition to find the Northwest Passage.
NOVA: Arctic Passage
This is NOVA's companion site about the two legendary expeditions through the Northwest Passage: the Franklin Expedition and Roald Amundsen's journey. Learn about Franklin's manifest, the explorers and expeditions through slide shows maps and more.
The Note in the Cairn
"The only written record ever found of the disastrous Franklin Northwest Passage expedition of 1845-1848 was discovered in 1859." You can read the note in its original copy or read the transcript.
Sir John Franklin: Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Learn more about Sir John Franklin, who led the famous expedition to find the Northwest Passage.