September 12, 1846 - Sir John Franklin’s ships Erebus and Terror get locked in the ice north of King William Island. A note found by Francis McClintock’s expedition in a cairn on King William Island in 1859 confirmed the ships were later abandoned and Franklin was dead.

September 12, 1846 - Sir John Franklin’s ships Erebus and Terror get locked in the ice north of King William Island. A note found by Francis McClintock’s expedition in a cairn on King William Island in 1859 confirmed the ships were later abandoned and Franklin was dead.

(Source: cbc.ca)