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McClintock Memorial and Cross at Northumberland House Beechey Island


This marble slab and memorial was erected in 1858. Blurriness of the photo due to rain.

"TO THE MEMORY OF/FRANKLIN/CROZIER, FITZJAMES/AND/ALL THEIR GALLANT BROTHER/OFFICERS AND FAITHFUL COMPANIONS/WHO HAVE SUFFERED AND PERISHED/IN THE CAUSE OF SCIENCE AND/THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/THIS TABLET/IS ERECTED NEAR THE SPOT WHERE/THEY PASSED THEIR FIRST ARCTIC/WINTER AND WHENCE THEY ISSUED FORTH TO CONQUER DIFFICULTIES OR/TO DIE/IT COMMEMORATES THE GRIEF OF THEIR/ADMIRING COUNTRYMEN AND FRIENDS,/AND THE ANGUISH, SUBDUED BY FAITH/OF HER, WHO HAS LOST IN THE HEROIC/LEADER OF THE EXPEDITION, THE MOST/DEVOTED AND AFFECTIONATE OF HUSBANDS/"And so HE bringeth them unto the/Haven where they would be"/1855/THIS STONE HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED TO/AND IS AFFIXED IN ITS PLACE BY THE/OFFICERS AND CREW; OF THE AMERICAN/EXPEDITION COMMANDED BY/LT. HARTSTENE IN SEARCH OF /DR KANE AND HIS COMPANIONS"

Air temp: +3º C Latitude: 74º 43' N Longitude: 91º 48' W

 

These are pictures from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward. Pentax digital equipment.

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