The face of John Torrington after 130 years frozen in the permafrost of Canada. Read John Geiger and Dr. Owen Beattie's book: Frozen in Time: the fate of the Franklin Expedition by Penguin Books. An extremely engaging read.
NORTHWEST PASSAGE "The preserved body of John Torrington and two of his expedition members. John was a Petty Officer…”
TIL in John Torrington perished during an expedition to find the Northwest Passage. When his corpse was exhumed 138 years later, it was almost perfectly preserved -- eyes wide open, clothing intact, and limbs so flexible that moving him felt like mov