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A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-1848. Two fragments of the blade of an oar, found at Washington Bay, King William Island by the Schwatka Search Expedition 1878-1879. On the longer piece is inscribed in white paint 'THE BLADE OF AN OAR FOUND ON WASHINGTON BAY (10)'. On the smaller piece '(6) PIECE OF THE BLADE OF AN OAR'. Schwatka was told by an Inuit woman that she had met ten white men on the east shore of Washington Bay with a boat on a sledge.
- Image reference: F6734-1
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London