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Humahuk Expedition

Louie Kamookak, Jamie Takkiruq, Adam Malcolm

Kamookak setting up tent at Peabody Point in 2015. He will lead the Humahuk Expedition this summer. (Photo: Jason Fulford/Canadian Geographic)

For well over 30 years, famed Inuit historian Louie Kamookak has been fascinated by the mystery of Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated expedition. His interest was inspired by a story told to him by his late, great-grandmother. In her youth she come across artifacts and a grave which she believed to be connected to the Franklin Expedition. The drive to find these artifacts and grave, and connect his great grandmother’s story has led Louie Kamookak to King William Island several times. In the summer of 2016 Louie will return to the island to try and find the artifacts and grave his great-grandmother told him about and maybe discover another clue to what happened to Franklin and his crew, one of Canada’s greatest mysteries.

For more information about this expedition:
Expedition website
Humahuk Expedition supported in part by One Ocean Expeditions

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