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PostPosted: August 28th, 2018, 7:47 pm 
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Doomed 19th-Century Arctic Expedition Wasn't Brought Down by Lead Poisoning, Study Finds

https://gizmodo.com/doomed-19th-century ... 1828632856


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PostPosted: August 30th, 2018, 4:48 am 
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Thanks for posting this David. It was an interesting read.

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PostPosted: August 30th, 2018, 9:31 pm 
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If you read this book you will get a much better idea of why it was a disaster:

https://www.amazon.ca/Arctic-Grail-Ques ... 0385658451

A big reason was the pig-headedness and arrogance of the leaders and organizers. A refusal to learn from their 'inferiors' incl their own countrymen who manned the Hudson Bay posts.

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PostPosted: August 30th, 2018, 10:21 pm 
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"Ice Blink," by Scott Cookman, suggests that the men of the Franklin Expedition died because a government contractor cut corners and didn't heat up the canned goods he produced for the expedition enough to prevent the development of botulism. It's an interesting and intriguing book.


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