John Rae: Blood, Ice, and Glory

Unearthed

11-08-2021 • 59 minutos

In 1848, two naval ships went missing in the Arctic ice. The British Navy believed it was on the cusp of discovering the first navigable link in the Northwest Passage, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by traversing the roof of Canada. But, this was not to be. So how did an Orcadian Scot become the centre of an international scandal? And was he actually the man to discover one of the world's most treacherous yet highly desired passageways? This is the story of why we should all know John Rae.


Interviews with:

  • Ken McGoogan, author of Fatal Passage
  • Anne Keenleyside. archaeologist at Trent University
  • Dr Douglas Stenton, archaeologist at the University of Waterloo.
  • Andrew Appleby, President of the John Rae society.

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