The search for Erebus and Terror


Keith_Baxter

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CBC.ca : Sir John Franklin's long-lost HMS Terror believed found
... the ship ... was found ... in Nunavut's Terror Bay, north of where the wreck of HMS Erebus — the expedition's flagship — was found in 2014 ...
One mystery still remains: the location of Franklin's grave...
according to Inuit oral tradition, Franklin was buried in a vault somewhere on the north part of King William Island.
 

Alex Clark

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I just wondered if anyone has been following the discoveries of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. The two Franklin expedition ships lost in the Northwest Passage. I've had an interest in this story for years and found it fascinating to finally see inside the wrecks.
 

Keith_Baxter

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There was another thread on this subject, although almost all of it is from several years ago, before both ships were found.
From cbc.ca : 'It just got much more complicated': Why the discovery of HMS Terror only raises more questions
... testimony has also suggested that the ship that turned out to be HMS Terror was crushed in the ice. Yet what's been seen of its wreck so far looks quite intact.
"But the ship is sitting in many feet of silt and if they clear that away, they might find actually that it had been crushed on probably the starboard side," says Woodman.

[Moderator's note: The two threads referred to here have now been merged. MAB]
 
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archaeology.org :
DNA Obtained From Franklin Expedition Crew
... obtained DNA samples from at least 24 members of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition ... researchers may eventually be able to identify the remains of the crew members.

For anyone living in the Toronto area who may be interested, Paul Watson, author of the recently published book Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition, will be speaking at the City Hall branch of the Toronto Public Library on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 1 to 2 p.m.
 

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