Scientists resume search for lost Franklin expedition ships

tags: Canada, Franklin expedition, exploration, Arctic, Northwest Passage



The search for the wreckage of the ill-fated Franklin expedition in Canada’s Arctic will resume this weekend.

The HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror were lost after an 1845 expedition led by Sir John Franklin disappeared while attempting to find the Northwest Passage through the Arctic Ocean.

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says a group of scientists will spend six weeks conducting underwater searches using high-tech equipment, including military-grade sonar and remotely operated vehicles....



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