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Laser research reveals the fate of the Franklin expedition's crew

Scientists using the latest technology have shed new light into the one of Canada's most enduring mysteries, the fate of the crew on the doomed 19th century Franklin Expedition.

HMS Terror from Sir John Franklin Expedition found in Nunavat

One of the two vessels lost in the ill-fated 1845 Sir John Franklin expedition to the Arctic has been found in Nunavut in 75 feet of water in great condition. The HMS Terror was located by a research vessel that has long hunted for it.

HMS Terror discovery may rewrite history of Franklin Expedition

British polar explorer Sir John Franklin's long-lost ship, the HMS Terror has been found, and it's in pristine condition, sitting upright at the bottom of an Arctic bay, say researchers with the ArcticResearch Foundation.

Canada unveils Franklin expedition commemorative stamp and coin

Halifax - A special ceremony took place on July 22 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. There, Sir John Franklin's search for the Northwest Passage in 1845 was commemorated with the issuing of two stamps and a $20 commemorative coin.

Discovery of shipwreck in Canadian Arctic solves 169 year mystery

One of Canada's most enduring mysteries may have been solved with the discovery of a near intact shipwreck near Nunavut's King William Island. The wreck is believed to be one of the two Franklin Expedition ships lost in 1846 after being stuck in the ice.
 

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 Erebus  and the  Terror  in New Zealand  August  1841. Oil on Canvas painted by John Wilson Carmich...
'Erebus' and the 'Terror' in New Zealand, August, 1841. Oil on Canvas painted by John Wilson Carmichael
John Wilson Carmichael
Beechey Island (Nunavut  Canada): Graves from Franklin Expedition  updated.
Beechey Island (Nunavut, Canada): Graves from Franklin Expedition, updated.
Ansgar Walk
From left: The Honourable Peter MacKay  Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada  Kirk Mac...
From left: The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Kirk MacRae, Member of the Royal Canadian Mint Board of Directors, and Robert Moreau, Director Collections, Curatorial and Conservation, Parks Canada.
Royal Canadian Mint
Ready to launch the remote-controlled underwater submersible used to find the shipwreck.
Ready to launch the remote-controlled underwater submersible used to find the shipwreck.
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The CLS is Canada’s national centre for synchrotron research. Located at the University of Saskatc...
The CLS is Canada’s national centre for synchrotron research. Located at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.
Light Source Canada
Beechey Island (Nunavut  Canada): Graves from Franklin Expedition  updated.
Beechey Island (Nunavut, Canada): Graves from Franklin Expedition, updated.
Ansgar Walk
HMS Terror thrown up by the ice. Engraving after a drawing by Captain George Back (1796–1878)
HMS Terror thrown up by the ice. Engraving after a drawing by Captain George Back (1796–1878)
National Archives of Canada / C-029929
The officers (the only ones who had the privilege to eat food kept fresh from a new process - cannin...
The officers (the only ones who had the privilege to eat food kept fresh from a new process - canning) were slowly dying when they left England from the lead soldering used to seal the cans.
Erik Charlton from Menlo Park, USA
A painting by William Smyth depicts the HMS Terror in a perilous situation during an 1837 voyage in ...
A painting by William Smyth depicts the HMS Terror in a perilous situation during an 1837 voyage in Arctic waters.
© William Smyth, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
The double-wheeled helm of HMS Terror.
The double-wheeled helm of HMS Terror.
Arctic Research Foundation
Part of the smokestack that went below decks to the locomotive engine.
Part of the smokestack that went below decks to the locomotive engine.
Arctic Research Foundation
An engraving from a drawing by British Naval officer and artist  George Black from his 1836-37 Arcti...
An engraving from a drawing by British Naval officer and artist, George Black from his 1836-37 Arctic expedition. entitled "The HMS Terror thrown up by the ice."
National Archives of Canada / C-029929
Model of HMS Erebus. Off the north coast of King William Island  Sept 1846. Sir John Franklin captai...
Model of HMS Erebus. Off the north coast of King William Island, Sept 1846. Sir John Franklin captaining.
Piotrus

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