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X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
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Historic Franklin Expedition shipwreck identified as HMS Erebus.

Canadian PM Stephen Harper confirms the wrecked Franklin expedition ship found last month in the Arctic has been identified as HMS Erebus
Credit:   Wikimedia Commons
HMS Erebrus was abandoned during the Franklin Expedition in 1848 and rediscovered in a submerged state in September 2014 after a long search.
Parks Canada  |  The 2014 Search for the Lost Franklin Expedition    |   10-04-2014
The Victorian-era vessel became part of nautical folklore after it vanished in the mid-19th Century. Its captain, Sir John Franklin, had been searching for the fabled Northwest Passage.
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Two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were part of Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition in 1845 to find the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic Ocean to Asia.

The ships disappeared after they became locked in ice in 1846 and were missing for more than a century and a half until last month's discovery by a group of public-private searchers led by Parks Canada. It was not known until now which of the two ships had been found.

In a release, the Prime Minister's Office said the confirmation of the ship's identity was made Sept. 30 by those Parks Canada scientists, following a "meticulous review of data and artifacts" from the seabed and using high-resolution photo and video along with sonar measurements.

Ryan Harris, a senior underwater archeologist with Parks Canada and the lead on the project, was the first to venture down to the wreck along with his colleague Jonathan Moore.

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