As of 1988, Fort Franklin, named for the explorer, was a Dene community of about 500 people living on Great Bear Lake. (Photo: Canadian Geographic)
As we celebrate one great Franklin discovery this week, we also take a look back at another featured in our April/May 1988 issue. Before his ill-fated 1845 voyage, Sir John Franklin used what is now Fort Franklin on Great Bear Lake, N.W.T. as a wintering post during his second Arctic expedition. Read more about the fort that bears the infamous explorer's name.