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.

miércoles, 23 de mayo de 2012


Pues parece que mis deseos se hicieron realidad. Resulta difícil encontrar fotos o registros de ningún tipo de la zona comprendida entre Fort Enterprise en las orillas del lago Winter y la costa norte de Norte América, pero parece que este hombre: Cory Trepanier, ha recorrido durante varios años estos lugares trayéndonos de vuelta un maravilloso registro gráfico.

Cory Trepanier ha plasmado en sus acuarelas de una manera realística e impresionante los paisajes desolados y fantásticos a la vez, de algunos de los lugares por donde transcurrió la expedición de John Franklin de 1819 y otros muchos lugares más.

George Back_(Wikipedia)

Como hicieran en su momento los oficiales George Back y Robert Hood, Cory Trepanier, ha vuelto a dar vida a estos inaccesibles parajes y ha llevado de nuevo el arte a las costas más desoladas del Norte de América.

Además de las acuarelas hay numerosas fotografías de la entrada de Bathurst y de las cascadas Willbeforce
Cascadas Willbeforce_(wikipedia).
bautizadas por John Franklin y por las cuales la expedición pasó el 26 de agosto de 1821. Back y Hood también retrataron estas mismas cataratas aquel día hace 191 años.

Well, it seems that my wishes have become reality. It is hard to find photos or registers about the area between Fort Enterprise in the shores of Fort Enterprise and the north shore of North America but it seems that this man: Cory Trepanier, have travelled during several years this places bringing us a beautiful graphic record.
Cory Trepanier has put into his watercolors, on a realistic and impressive way, the desolated and at the same time fantastic landscapes, of some of the places crossed by the John Franklin Expedition in 1819 and a lot of other places.

Wilbeforce Falls by Cory Trepanier
The Falls of Wilbeforce

As the officers George Back and Robert Hood would do that time, Cory Trepanier has again brought to the life at those inaccessible places and he has brought  again the art to the more desolated shores of North America.

Besides the watercolors there are a lot of photographs of the Bathurst inlet and the Willbeforce waterfalls, christened by John Franklin and where the espedition passed the 26 th of august in 1821. Back and Hood painted the same waterfall that day 191 years ago.

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