Franklin Bay

Franklin Bay

 

part of Amundsen Gulf in the Beaufort Sea, on the northern coast of Canada. Bounded by the Parry Peninsula to the east, Franklin Bay is 80 km long, 90 km wide at the entrance, and up to 160 m deep. The Horton River empties into the bay, which is icebound from October through July. Franklin Bay was discovered in 1826 by the British arctic explorer J. Richardson and named in honor of J. Franklin.

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It was the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition to the Arctic in 1882, above all, that made Greely's reputation.
Walker is an impressively researched and seminal biography portraying the truly amazing life of the leader of the deadly Lady Franklin Bay Expedition.
Octave Pierre Pavy served as the physician for the ill-fated Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84, one of two expeditions supported by the United States during the First International Polar Year.
His expedition, also known as the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, was part of the First International Polar Year.
He then met and served as a civilian physician on the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, the US Army's attempt to find the farthest northern point.
Their traditional territory ran from Barter Island in the west to Franklin Bay in the east, with the Mackenzie River running through the centre.
We came to Franklin Bay, also found by Franklin during one of his overland explorations, on the uninhabited coast of the Northwest Territories, and helicoptered ashore for a bit of hiking across a vast, treeless landscape.
Rising above the Arctic Circle and emptying into the Arctic Ocean at Franklin Bay, the Horton is the most northern, and quite probably the most remote, river on the North American continent.
Currently the Company is focused on its substantial land holdings in the Franklin Bay area within and south of the Inuvialuit settlement region of the Northwest Territories and on the Attawapiskat property located southeast of De Beers' Victor diamond mine development in the James Bay Lowlands Region of Ontario.
Fort Conger, located at Discovery Harbour in Lady Franklin Bay on northern Ellesmere Island.
Currently, the Company is focused on its substantial land holdings in the Franklin Bay area within and south of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories and on the Attawapiskat property located southeast of De Beers' Victor diamond mine development in the James Bay Lowlands Region of Ontario.
The site is associated with many important Arctic expeditions, including the ill-fated Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of the First International Polar Year and Robert Peary's attempts to claim the North Pole.

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