Overland to Starvation Cove: With the Inuit in Search of Franklin, 1878-1880
Published: December 1987© 1993
296 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.90 in
In May 1845 Sir John Franklin sailed westward from England in search of the Northwest Passage and was never seen again. Some thirty-five years later, Heinrich Klutschak of Prague, artist and surveyor on a small expedition led by Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka of the 3rd US Cavalry Regiment, stumbled upon the grisly remains at Starvation Cove of the last survivors among Franklin's men.
Overland to Starvation Cove is the first English translation of Klutschak's account. A significant contribution to Canadian exploration history, it is also an important anthropological document, providing some of the earliest reliable descriptions of the Aivilingmiut, the Utkuhikhalingmiut, and the Netsilingmiut. But above all, it is a fascinating story of arctic adventure.
'Undoubtedly one of the best of the hundreds of books which have been written about the fate of Franklin.'Peter Ward, Ottawa Citizen
'Always interesting, often exciting, and sometimes amusing ... a delight to read.'W. Gillies Ross, Polar Record
'A fascinating saga.'J. Keith Fraser, Canadian Geographic