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Sail canvas

Polar Equipment and Relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2245
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A fragment of sail canvas found at Northern Cairn, Cape Felix on 3 July 1879 by the Schwatka Search Expedition 1878-79. The item has brown stains and one selvage edge. This is presumably the camp site found by McClintock. It had occupied by twelve officers and men from the Franklin expedition in the summer of 1847.
Date made 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials canvas
Measurements Overall: 222 x 89 mm
  • Sail canvas (AAA2245)
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