Burial of John Franklin. Author: me


Kabloonas is the way in which the Inuit who live in the north part of Canada call those who haven´t their same ascendency.

The first time i read this word was in the book "Fatal Passage" by Ken McGoogan, when, as the result of the conversations between John Rae and some inuit, and trying to find any evidence of the ill-fated Sir John Franklin Expedition, some of then mentioned that they watched how some kabloonas walked to die in the proximities of the river Great Fish.

I wish to publish this blog to order and share all those anecdotes that I´ve been finding in the arctic literature about arctic expeditions. My interest began more than 15 years ago reading a little book of my brother about north and south pole expeditions. I began reading almost all the bibliography about Antarctic expeditions and the superknown expeditions of Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton, etc. After I was captured by the Nansen, Nobile and Engineer Andree. But the most disturbing thing in that little book, full of pictures, was the two pages dedicated to the last Franklin expedition of the S.XIX, on that moment I thought that given the time on which this and others expeditions happened, few or any additional information could be obtained about it. I couldn´t imagine that after those two pages It would be a huge iceberg full of stories, unresolved misteries, anecdotes, etc. I believe that this iceberg, on the contrary than others, would continue growing instead melting.

jueves, 19 de abril de 2012


Es de sobra conocido que Lady Franklin deambuló por todo el mundo durante toda su vida, casi siempre acompañada de Sophie Cracroft, su sobrina. He encontrado en una guia de viaje por España de Henry Blackburn editada en 1869 una referencia a la estancia de Lady Franklin en 1866 en el Hotel de los Principes, que antes de ser reformada era conocida como la Fonda de los Principes, ubicada en la puerta del Sol de Madrid.
No he sido capaz de encontrar ni una sola foto del mencionado Hotel ni fonda, y la única referencia que he encontrado a ella está en la wikipedia en la "Historia de la Puerta del Sol".

En otra referencia "La isla de Mallorca: referencia de un viaje" de Heinrich Alexandre Pagenstecher del año 1867 se menciona también la estancia de Lady Jane durante su visita a Mallorca en la "Fonda de las cuatro naciones".

It´s of all known thad Lady Franklin wander all over the world during his life, almost ever accompanied by Sophie Cracroft, his niece. I´ve found on a travel guide for Spain by Henry Blackburn, edited on 1869, a reference about the stay of Lady Franklin in 1866 in the Hotel los Prinicpes, that, before beinf refurbished was known as "La Fonda de los Principes", located on "La Puerta del Sol de Madrid".

I´ve not been able to find any single photo of the mentioned Hotel nor Fonda as well, and the only reference that i´ve found is on the wikipedia on the "History of the Puerta del Sol".

In other reference "La isla de Mallorca: Referencia de un viaje" by Heinrich Alexandre Pagenstecher on 1867 it´s mentioned also the stay of Lady jane during her visit to Mallorca at the "Fonda de las Cuatro Naciones".

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