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John Rae

John Rae (1813-1893) was a Scottish doctor and explorer born in Orkney. He discovered his love of nature and exploration while working for the Hudson's Bay Company as a surgeon in Moose Factory, Ontario, once walking 1,200 miles over two months in the winter forest in order to learn how to survey. Rae embarked on his first expedition in 1846. While exploring the Boothia Peninsula in 1854, he obtained the first information about the fate of the missing Franklin Expedition. Working once again for...See more