Cross of Cans, Northumberland House site, Beechey I.

Here the View from one of the memorials out over Erebus and Terror bay and Northumberland House. This solid structure was built by the relief parties sent to find Franklin and by Comm.Belcher crews prom the Polar Star. Note the Cross of Cans in the foreground. The cans were very primitive and you can still see the lead Solder on the Tin. This lead content was part of the demise of many a sailor in the North around this time..Along with Scurvy and hypothermia….