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Discovery of Franklin Expedition's HMS Erebus

Parks Canada has unveiled the ship's bell from the recently discovered Franklin Expedition shipwreck, HMS Erebus.

A ship's bell is generally considered the most iconic object that might come from a shipwreck. Not only is it a physical representation of a ship's identity but it is often romantically considered to be its ceremonial heart and soul, the sound by which all shipboard routine is regulated each day, whether signalling the advance of time each and every half hour, alerting the crew to the changing of the watch, maintaining contact within a squadron of fogbound ships, orringing in the New Year.

Read the news release about the discovery here.

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