Back Sir George 1796-1878 Entered The Navy As Midshipman In 1808





accompanied Franklin on his Arctic expeditions of 1818, 1819-1822, and

1824-1827. Promoted lieutenant, 1822, and commander, 1827. In 1833-1835,

led an expedition through what is now northern Canada, to the shores of

the Arctic, to ascertain the fate of Captain Ross. The expedition

resulted in the exploration of Great Fish River, which was renamed Back

River in honour of the explorer. In 1836 explored the Arctic coast,

between Regent Inlet and Cape Turnagain. Twice granted the gold medal of

the Royal Geographical Society; knighted, 1839; promoted admiral, 1857.





Baby Louis Francois Georges 1834-1906 Born In Montreal Studied Badeaux facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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