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Schwatka's Search
William H. Gilder

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SCHWATKA'S SEARCH 

SLEDGING IN THE ARCTIC IN QUEST OF THE FRANKLIN RECORDS 

BY 

WILLIAM H.  GILDER
SECOND IN COMMAND 

INTRODUCTION. 

On the 25th of September, 1880, the leading English newspaper published
the following words:--

"Lieutenant Schwatka has now resolved the last doubts that could have
been felt about the fate of the Franklin expedition.  He has traced the
one untraced ship to its grave beyond the ocean, and cleared the
reputation of a harmless people from an undeserved reproach.  He has
given to the unburied bones of the crews probably the only safeguard

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