Talk:Erasmus Ommanney

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Claim of first use of steam in the Arctic[edit]

I've removed the claim that the Austin Expedition of 1850 was the first to employ steam in Arctic exploration. In fact, for the Franklin Expedition of 1845 both HMS Terror and HMS Erebus were fitted with 20 horsepower engines, and as early as 1829 John Ross explored Lancaster Sound in the side-wheel paddle steamer Victory, remaining trapped for four years. Great article, though! Shem (talk) 22:30, 24 December 2008 (UTC)