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Posted By: Steve Gardham
14-May-20 - 10:06 AM
Thread Name: Concerning Franklin and His Gallant Crew - 1845
Subject: RE: Concerning Franklin and His Gallant Crew - 1845
Didn't the autopsy on the sailors buried on Beechey find that they died from lead poisoning which sealed the tins of food they were eating?


I thought the earlier Franklin expeditions were by land when he was a young man. I have the books somewhere.

As for finding food caches, these could have been left by stranded whalers or other similar expeditions, or even by the Inuits. They would have had to have been well buried to survive polar bear scavenging or even of the Inuits themselves.