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Doomed 1840s Arctic expedition sparked talk of a modern 'curse'

Thursday 19:05 GMT

The wrecks of two famous Royal Navy ships that were lost on a doomed Arctic mission to locate the Northwest Passage have sparked talk of a modern "curse."

CANADA SAYS 1 OF THE LOST SHIPS FROM DOOMED 1840S BRITISH ARCTIC EXPEDITION IS FOUND. Franklin and 128 handpicked officers and men had set out in 1845 to find the Northwest Passage, the long-sought shortcut to Asia that supposedly ran from the Atlantic to the Pacific by way of the harsh, ice-choked Arctic.

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