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Franklin relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2186
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A tin cylinder with a lid found in an abandoned boat at Erebus Bay, King William Island, in May 1859 by the McClintock Search Expedition 1857-59. A cylindrical container made of iron plate, tinned and soldered with a cap. It contains a smaller round tin lid. The number '25' is marked on a paper label inside'. McClintock's party reached this site on 30 May and discovered that Hobson had been there a few days before on 18 May. The boat was 28 foot long and mounted on a heavy sledge. McClintock found it just above high tide mark pointing back in the direction of the ships and containing a large quantity of abandoned personal possessions and two skeletons.
Date made Before 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials tin; iron
Measurements Overall: 127 x 51 mm
  • Tin (AAA2186)
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