The Underwater Archaeology Search for Franklin's Lost Vessels: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site



August 21, 2013 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister Leona Aglukkaq meet with members of the Parks Canada's Franklin expedition team aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

On the Hunt for a Missing Piece of Canadian History
Parks Canada Continues Search for Lost Franklin Ships

Ottawa, Ontario, August 9, 2013 – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announces Parks Canada Underwater Archaeologists return to Canada’s Arctic to search for the lost Franklin vessels, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, from the ill-fated Sir John Franklin voyage.
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Join Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Service as they explore the vast, uncharted waters of the Canadian Arctic in search of the lost Franklin vessels.

As the proud steward of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site of Canada, the Government of Canada is excited to again embark on this Arctic expedition of international significance as part of the search for the Northwest passage.

Working with a nation-wide team of researchers and partners, Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeologists will continue the search for Franklin’s HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. Their importance in the world history of Arctic navigation and exploration are the reason they have been named the only ‘undiscovered’ national historic site of Canada.

Join us in the search for the world’s most elusive shipwrecks!