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


Minister Aglukkaq Announces 2014 Search for Franklin Expedition
Parks Canada Continues Search for Lost Franklin Ships

June 20, 2014 Ottawa, Ontario – This summer, the Government of Canada and an unprecedented number of organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors will partner together, using state-of-the-art technology, to locate the historic ships of the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition.

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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!