New tests of soup cans probably identical to those on Franklin's ships showed lead levels "off the scale."
My study is cold this morning, and it feels colder when I think of the song "Lord Franklin."
They sailed West and they sailed EastMichaél O'Domhnaill and Kevin Burke have the definitive version (YouTube). (Hat tip to Mirabilis.)
Their ship on oceans of ice did freeze
Only the Eskimo in his skin canoe
Was the only one that ever came through.