I have been fascinated by the history of exploration and adventure my entire life. This blog will serve as a place to share all the riveting stories I have encountered during my readings and travels, with emphasis on US and British naval history.
During the past year and a half, I developed a keen interest in the unparalleled tragedy of Sir John Franklin's last Arctic expedition. By sharing some of my research, which is rudimentary at best, I hope to perpetuate the captivating personalities of "Franklin and his gallant crew". The poignant story of the Hartnell brothers, Thomas and John (both of whom were Able Seamen on HMS Erebus), is of particular interest to me.
Here's to the days of "iron men in wooden ships"!