My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Frederick William Beechey, Arctic explorer, naval officer, hydrographer, artist and author. Beechey sailed with Sir John Franklin and William Edward Parry and made many sketches of the Arctic. Lake Beechey, Nunavut, and Beechey Point, Alaska, were named in his honour. Beechey was also a godson of the future King William IV, the first member of the royal family to visit what is now Canada.
I also recent wrote a Canadian Encyclopedia article about Frederick William Beechey’s daughter, Frances Anne Hopkins, who became a prominent Canadian artist.