• Sir John Franklin (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

One hundred years after Sir John Franklin set off with his crews on his third and final journey into Canada's North, neither Canadian Geographic nor the Canadian government had forgotten the expedition. In a December 1945 article in Canadian Geographical Journal, W.Q. Ketchum reviewed the history of the ill-fated voyage and some of the surviving evidence that only adds to the mystery of what happened to the lost Franklin ships.