Time to Eat the Dogs

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Death in the Ice

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H.M.S Erebus in the Ice, François Etienne Musin (1846) Credit: National Maritime Museum

This week, Death in the Ice, a new exhibition about the Franklin Expedition opens at the Mystic Seaport Museum. Among other things, it features artifacts raised from the underwater wreck of HMS Terror. Russell Potter discusses this and new developments in the search for answers about the Franklin Expedition — a British mission to find the Northwest Passage — that disappeared in 1845 without a trace. Potter is professor of English and Media studies at Rhode Island College. He is a lead consultant of “Death in the Ice” and the author of Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search.

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