English seaman, employee of the Hudson's Bay
Born in Saskatchewan, Canada. For
eight years he lived on Labrador.
In 1851, Kennedy headed an organized Jane
aboard the "Prince Albert" to search for the missing ships
John Franklin. The
expedition also included the frenchman
In the summer of 1851, they arrived at the island
of Somerset and
hibernated on its eastern shore. In
January 1852, they made a sortie to the wintering place in 1832 -
1833.John Ross at Cape Fury. Here,
in 1825, W.
Parry abandoned his
damaged Fury vessel and left a large food depot, which, as you know,
saved the John Ross expedition.Kennedy suggested that Franklin, who
knew about the existence of this warehouse, could go to him. However,
this assumption Kennedy was not justified. No
traces of Franklin were found, the products were in excellent
Going further along the eastern coast to the south, they opened a
which was named after J.
fact, this discovery and it was found that Somerset is an island. Previously,
it was considered a continuation of the Boothia Peninsula and was
called North Somerset. Then
they went to Prince-Wales
Island, and then closed the circuit around the island
of Somerset. No
trace of the missing expedition was found. In
total, we spent 97 days on the trek, covering 1,100 miles on foot
and by dogs.
Signs of scurvy appeared among the team, and Kennedy decided to
return to England. On
the way back, we visited Beachy
Island, hoping to find G.
Austin's ships there,
but from the North Star commander who was there from the Belcher W.
Pellen expedition, we learned that Austin had gone to England in the
autumn of 1851.
Unfortunately, the results of the Kennedy expedition played in
favor of the erroneous opinion that Franklin from the place of his
first wintering did not go to the south, but to the north.
In 1853, Kennedy attempted to sail to the Siberian shores on the
Isabel schooner, as supporters of the northern choice of Franklin
believed that it was necessary to look for him there. The
most active supporter of this assumption was B.
Pym, who in 1851 tried to involve Russia in the search.
Kennedy's voyage did not take place. He
was forced to turn back from the coast of Chile.
He died in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
the southwest of Cameron Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
the southeast of Prince of Wales in
the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Ellesmere Island and Greenland (?).