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John Rae, Stromness Museum, Stromness, Orkney
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It this part of the Stromness Museum there is a display dedicated to John Rae who was an Arctic Explorer in Canada. He was sent out to find the fate of the Franklin expedition. The news he brought back was that they had resorted to canabalism near the end and so Franklins widow set about ruining his reputation to preserve her husbands reputation.

John Rae also found the last link in the Northwest passage which allowed ships to navigate to the north of Canada in the summer months.

Another display in this part of the museum is dedicated to the Orkney author George Mackay Brown.

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