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Author Topic: Kingdom of Ice: The Terrible Arctic Voyage of Sir John Franklin  (Read 1615 times)
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« on: August 30, 2015, 11:47:02 pm »

EDIT:  I have changed the name of this thread from Buried in Ice:  The Franklin Expedition to reflect what I now believe to be the correct title of the documentary. The source of the documentary has been changed to reflect this.

A documentary on the ill-fated voyage of the Erebus and Terror under Sir John Franklin.

KINGDOM of ICE: The Terrible Arctic Voyage Sir John Franklin (720p)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlUejcEAUrA

Please note that any pre-title sequence, the opening credits, and the end credits are missing. If you encounter a more complete version, let me know and I'll updated the post.


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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2015, 11:56:13 pm »

An informative presentation regarding the discovery of the Erebus.

From the hosting site:

"Seeking the unknown, braving the hardness of the North — the ill-fated Franklin Expedition has become an enigmatic part of Canadian national identity. Many have sought to unravel the mystery of what really happened to Sir John Franklin and his crew. Now, 169 years after they set forth, an exciting discovery — the ship Erebus has been found.

On February 3, 2015 experts Marc-André Bernier and Adrian Schimnowski shared their experiences of the hunt for Franklin. The lecture explored recent discoveries and artifacts, underwater archaeology and what comes next in piecing together the real story of the Franklin Expedition..."

Discovering the Erebus: Mysteries of the Franklin Voyage Revealed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7nxKkE3YYE
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015, 01:28:15 am »

Exploring the wreck of one of the ships that discovered clues to the fate of the Franklin expedition.

The Wreck of the Fox: The Arctic Legacy of Franklin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60ulJAPpZ54

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 03:25:26 am »

Not quite off-topic: Stan Rogers Northwest Passage.
Stan Rogers: Northwest Passage (1981)


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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 03:45:00 am »

Not quite off-topic: Stan Rogers Northwest Passage.
Stan Rogers: Northwest Passage (1981)




I like that. Very stirring. With some modifications (altering the lyrics after the two-minute mark to eliminate modern references), I could easily see this being sung by airship crews seeking a northern passage.

Thanks for bringing that to our attention!
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 06:36:01 pm »

Not quite off-topic: Stan Rogers Northwest Passage.
Stan Rogers: Northwest Passage (1981)




I like that. Very stirring. With some modifications (altering the lyrics after the two-minute mark to eliminate modern references), I could easily see this being sung by airship crews seeking a northern passage.

Thanks for bringing that to our attention!


After reading through the lyrics again, I really don't see much that would need to be changed.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 10:20:02 pm »

Hmm. I'll have to look those up...
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2015, 01:53:32 am »

Ah, for just one time
I would take the Northwest Passage
To find the hand of Franklin
Reaching for the Beaufort Sea;
Tracing one warm line
Through a land so white and savage
And make a Northwest Passage
To the sea.

Westward from the Davis Strait, 'tis there 'twas said to lie,
The searoute to the Orient for which so many died;
Seeking gold and glory, leaving weathered, broken bones
and a long-forgotten, lonely cairn of stones.

Ah, for just one time
I would take the Northwest Passage
To find the hand of Franklin
Reaching for the Beaufort Sea;
Tracing one warm line
Through a land so white and savage
And make a Northwest Passage
To the sea.

Three centuries thereafter, I take passage overland,
In the footsteps of brave Kelso, where his "sea of flowers" began.
Watching cities rise before me, then behind me, sink again,
This tardiest explorer, driving hard across the plain.

Ah, for just one time
I would take the Northwest Passage
To find the hand of Franklin
Reaching for the Beaufort Sea;
Tracing one warm line
Through a land so white and savage
And make a Northwest Passage
To the sea.

And through the night, behind the wheel, the mileage clicking west,
I think upon Mackenzie, David Thompson and the rest
Who cracked the mountain ramparts and did show a path for me
To race the roaring Fraser to the sea.

Ah, for just one time
I would take the Northwest Passage
To find the hand of Franklin
Reaching for the Beaufort Sea;
Tracing one warm line
Through a land so white and savage
And make a Northwest Passage
To the sea.

How then am I so different from the first men through this way?
Like them, I left a settled life, I threw it all away.
To seek a Northwest Passage at the call of many men
To find there but the road back home again.

Ah, for just one time
I would take the Northwest Passage
To find the hand of Franklin
Reaching for the Beaufort Sea;
Tracing one warm line
Through a land so white and savage
And make a Northwest Passage
To the sea.

Music & lyrics © Stan Rogers 1981
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2015, 02:33:56 am »

You're right! I think I only see four lines which would need amending:



...Three centuries thereafter, I take passage overland...

...Watching cities rise before me, then behind me, sink again,
This tardiest explorer, driving hard across the plain...

...And through the night, behind the wheel, the mileage clicking west...

I've got some ideas, but I'll need to come back to them when I'm "fresh", because simply altering the words won't work unless it matches up with the original rhyme and meter.

For example, I might change that first line to "Three decades on thereafter, I take passage overhead", which wouldn't work with needing to rhyme with "began, again, plain". This would of course then impact the way the next two lines are altered. So, I'll need to think upon this further.

The simplest to fix seems to be that last line, which could go, "And through the night, here at the wheel, the airship (heading/tracking) west".
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2015, 10:40:06 pm »

One possible revision:


...
Sixteen decades thereafter, I take passage o'er the land,
In the footsteps of brave Kelso, where his "sea of flowers" began.
Watching cities rise before me, then behind me, sink again,
This tardiest explorer, driving hard above the plain.

...

And through the night, here at the wheel, the miles blowing west,
I think upon Mackenzie, David Thompson and the rest
Who cracked the mountain ramparts and did show a path for me
To race the roaring Fraser to the sea.
...

Not so much to make it be an airship, as to let it be one.

("Sixteen decades" actually puts it much closer to the present day than Rogers' "three centuries.")
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2015, 02:02:28 am »

Not so much to make it be an airship, as to let it be one.

I like that thought.

("Sixteen decades" actually puts it much closer to the present day than Rogers' "three centuries.")

My own "Three decades" was intended to place the song squarely within the 19th Century, but yours is good, too.
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2015, 02:15:36 am »

It's actually closer to seventeen decades, but that didn't scan right. Grin
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