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Hunters on the Track – William Penny and the Search for Franklin

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Hunters on the Track describes and analyzes the efforts made by Scottish whaling master William Penny to locate Franklin’s missing expedition. Author W. Gillies Ross provides an in-depth history of the first Franklin searches — eight ships involved with four search expeditions. Reconstructing events, relationships, and decisions, using private journals from each of the expeditions, Ross focuses on the work of Penny as commander of HMS Lady Franklin and Sophia, while outlining events of other expeditions and the interactions among the officers and crews.