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Cruises visiting Beechey Island & all Beechey Island cruises for  2019-2020

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Beechey Island is located in the Wellington Channel of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago of Nunavut, Canada. It is separated from the southwest corner of Devon Island by Barrow Strait. The island is best known for being the place where members of Sir John Franklin’s party searched for the Northwest Passage in 1845-46. To this day visitors can contemplate the graves of three sailors, marked by wooden grave stones, on the terraced beach where Sir John Franklin and his men spent a winter before disappearing forever. Also seen are several small buildings and the more recently erected Franklin Memorial.

Investigations into the disappearance of the Franklin Expedition resulted in the exploration and mapping of a large part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Not surprisingly, Beechey Island was declared a site of territorial historical significance in 1979. The remains of Northumberland House, a supply depot and emergency shelter built by the Belcher Expedition in 1852, can still be seen on the island today. The island itself is completely barren, the only signs of life being the grave markers of the deceased

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen stopped at Beechey Island at the beginning of his successful voyage in search for the Northwest Passage (1903-1906). From 2006 cruise liners have been able to run the Northwest Passage, helped by satellite images telling the location of sea ice. In August and September 2016 a cruise ship was sailed through the northwest passage.[76] The ship (Crystal Serenity, 1000 passengers, 600 crew) left Seward, Alaska, used Amundsen's route and reached New York. Interestingly, in the Jules Verne adventure novel (1864) The Adventures of Captain Hatteras, the explorers visit Beechey Island. Captain Hatteras shows many similarities with British explorer John Franklin.

Cruises visiting Beechey Island in 2019

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Cruises visiting Beechey Island in 2020

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