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A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-1848. A limestone hone (for sharpening tools), found at Beechey Island by the Inglefield Search Expedition, 1852. Captain Inglefield stopped at the island on his way home to deliver mail to 'North Star'. He reached the island on 7 September and remained there for twelve hours. The item is a rectangular flat stone, the upper surface partly polished. It is inscribed 'LIMESTONE USED AS A HONE FOUND AT BEECHEY ISLAND (13)' in white paint.
- Image reference: F6705
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London