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Excerpt from Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack: From the History of the First U. S. Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin
Franklin's two ships, the Erebus and the Terror, were supposed to be provisioned for three years. When this interval had passed Without word of the daring navigator there was grave fear that he had met with disaster. Then began an unparalleled series of search and relief expeditions, public and private, English and American: five separate ones in 1848, three in 1849, ten in 1850, two in 1851, nine in 1852, five in 1853, two in 1854, one in 1855, and one in 1857.
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