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Post by Kaere on Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:11 pm

A ship from the Frankln Expedition into the Arctic back in the day has been found intact on the ocean floor Very Happy there's some cool pics with the full article.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/lost-franklin-expedition-ship-found-in-the-arctic-1.2760311

Franklin's crew became locked in the ice during a doomed search for the Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean in 1845. All 128 crew members eventually died, though there's evidence to suggest some may have survived for several years.

Many searches throughout the 19th century attempted to find the lost ships, but the mystery of what happened to John Franklin and his men has never been solved.

Search parties later recorded Inuit testimony in the late 1840s that claimed one ship sank in deep water west of King William Island, and one ship went perhaps as far south as Queen Maud Gulf or into Wilmot and Crampton Bay. The location of this wreck backs up that testimony.


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Post by Rockhopper on Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:24 pm

Coolio Ka. I remember the story about Franklin's ill-fated journey.

One of the great mysteries of the 1800's.

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Post by Kaere on Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:35 pm

It's quite a captivating, dramatic story Very Happy adventure!
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Post by Agartha on Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:11 am

Posting to read later........
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