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Message Tin and Fragmentary Notes, Cornwallis Island. © Canadian Museum of History. The papers inside this message canister, a repurposed ammunition box, were damaged when the container was bitten by a polar bear.

Unraveling An Enduring Arctic Mystery

New exhibition at Mystic Seaport Museum unravels what happened to the Franklin Expedition, two ships and 129 men that disappeared in the Arctic in 1845.

2018 Celebration of Volunteers

Every year, Mystic Seaport Museum honors the work of its volunteers at a celebratory dinner and awards ceremony.