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Greenland and Arctic Canada

Beechey Island

Visit this key historical site

Information about Beechey Island

Key historical site where Franklin spent his first winter before the Erebus and Terror vanished to the outside World.

Made very sombre with the graves of three of Franklin’s men, and others, plus later memorials. Situated on the very southwest corner of Devon Island, separated by Barrow Strait, it is at a key ‘crossroad’ in the northwest Passage and was the main base in the search for Franklin.

This remote location is a key destination for everyone that visits the NW passage, with the main focus on the location, rather than wildlife, but offshore can be good for Beluga.

Pictures of Beechey Island

Greenland and Arctic Canada
Greenland and Arctic Canada
Greenland and Arctic Canada

Highlights Close to Beechey Island

Animals in Beechey Island

Our trips to Beechey Island

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