Northern Highlights of Canada's Centennial

  • Arctic Institute of North America
Keywords: British Arctic Expedition, 1875-1876, Expeditions, History, Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, 1881-1884, Thule Expedition, 2nd, 1916-1918, Greenland


Reports among other projects: Yellowknife was named Territorial Capital of the Northwest Territories, eleven first ascents of Centennial Range peaks were made; 22 men, airlifted into the area where Franklin's ships disappeared, searched King William Island and Boothia Peninsula for Sir John Franklin's grave; and in May 1967, a group attached to the Polar Continental Shelf Project, of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Canada, carried out hydrographic, gravity, and astronomical investigations from drifting ice and near the North Pole.