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The Quest for the North Pole Bonus Episode: The Arctic’s Biggest Mystery

The Quest for the North Pole Bonus Episode: The Arctic’s Biggest Mystery

The demise of the Franklin Expedition remains the most compelling puzzle in Arctic exploration. I’m your host, Kat Long, science editor at Mental Floss, and this bonus episode is \"The Arctic’s Biggest Mystery.\" In a few episodes of The Quest for the North Pole, we looked at the life and career of Sir John Franklin, the most famous of 19th-century polar explorers. Before entering Lancaster Sound, the eastern end of the supposed Northwest Passage, Franklin’s ships met two whaling vessels. Two of the biggest Franklin expedition relics were still missing when Beattie was doing his work.

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