Parks Canada and partners are pleased to unveil artifacts that were recovered from the wreck site beneath the Arctic ice in April 2015. Lost underwater for over 160 years, the artifacts are now being carefully conserved.

Together with valuable Inuit testimony, these objects are already helping to tell the story of life on board the ship. After further study, these finds may even shed some light on what happened to Sir John Franklin and his 128 men.

From May 13-18 a selection of these artifacts was on display at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec.

Discover artifacts from other missions

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Thank You!

Parks Canada would like to thank the following for their support during the April 2015 archaeological fieldwork:

  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Canadian Joint Operation Command
  • Joint Task Force (North)
  • Joint Task Force (Atlantic)
  • Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic
  • 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group
  • 109th Airlift Squadron, New York Air National Guard