Belcher's expedition rescued Robert MCCLURE and his men, marooned for 3 winters during their own search, but his ships were icebound and in summer 1854 he ordered 4 abandoned. Back in England he was rebuked but not court-martialled. Belcher spent the rest of his life in literary and scientific pursuits.
See also BELCHER ISLANDS.
Author DANIEL FRANCIS
Links to Other Sites
Exploration of the Northwest Passage
An overview of European expeditions to Canada’s northern Arctic region from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. Brief bios, illustrations, maps, and other reference material. An Industry Canada website.