Schwatka's Search (Paperback)

Sledging in the Arctic in Quest of the Franklin Records (Classic Reprint)

By William H. Gilder

Forgotten Books, 9781331606178, 342pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/25/2011)
Paperback (11/12/2007)
Hardcover (11/11/2018)
Paperback (10/15/2018)
Paperback (11/11/2018)
Hardcover (8/18/2008)
Paperback, Large Print (10/11/2007)
Paperback (5/29/2008)
Hardcover, Large Print (8/18/2008)

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Excerpt from Schwatka's Search: Sledging in the Arctic in Quest of the Franklin Records

Lieutenant Schwatka has now resolved the last doubts that could have been felt about the fate of the Franklin expedition. He has traced the one untraced ship to its grave beyond the ocean, and cleared the reputation of a harmless people from an undeserved reproach. He has given to the unburied bones of the crews probably the only safeguard against desecration by wandering wild beasts and heedless Esquimaux which that frozen land allowed. He has brought home for reverent sepulture, in a kindlier soil, the one body which bore transport. Over the rest he has set up monuments to emphasize the undying memory of their sufferings and their exploit. He has gathered tokens by which friends and relatives may identify their dead, and revisit in imagination the spots in which the ashes lie. Lastly, he has carried home with him material evidence to complete, the annals of Arctic exploration.

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