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The Nature of Things Franklin's Lost Ships Classroom Favourites

In 1845 Sir John Franklin set off to find the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Franklin, his two ships and 129 men were never heard from again. And the fate of the expedition has become one of the greatest mysteries in the history of exploration. But does the discovery last summer of Franklin’s flagship Erebus mean the mystery has ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2015

Canada: A People's History Adventurers and Mystics

Episode 2: 1540 to 1670 CE. With the search for the Northwest Passage and the expansion of the Grand Banks fishery, the New World soon becomes a destination for permanent European colonies, in Newfoundland and along the St. Lawrence. Samuel de Champlain begins his legendary journeys, and the precarious beginnings of New France are established. It is an era of unprecedented ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2012 The Search for the Franklin Expedition

Captain Sir John Franklin and his crew of 130 men set off from Britain 160 years ago on an expedition of the Arctic. The two ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were some of the biggest and strongest vessels ever to make the journey. Stocked with food, water and other necessities to last seven years, the expedition hoped to ...
  • 2012
  • 00:15:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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News in Review - December 1991 Arctic Plane Crash: The Perilous North

This tragedy and story of heroism is the point of departure for an exploration of Canada's Far North.
  • 1991
  • 00:13:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1991

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