Dead Silence: The Greatest Mystery in Arctic Discovery

On June 5, 1719, veteran Arctic explorer Captain James Knight set sail with two ships to look for the fabled Northwest Passage. Neither he nor his forty men were ever seen again. Three centuries later, Owen Beattie and John Geiger led a team of investigators to a desolate outcrop in Hudson Bay to uncover the truth of Knight’s disappearance. It took four arctic summers to gather the necessary evidence. This is the story both of a remarkable feat of archaeological detective work and of a group of brave men who died in the Arctic nearly three centuries ago. As a result of their research, the history of the Knight expedition has been rewritten. In the end, Knight’s story is one of intrigue and betrayal.


Written with Owen Beattie

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