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The 2014 Search for the Lost Franklin Expedition


Sonar image of the ship © Parks Canada

“I am delighted to announce that this year’s Victoria Strait Expedition has solved one of Canada’s greatest mysteries, with the discovery of one of the two ships belonging to the Franklin Expedition lost in 1846."
Prime Minister Stephen Harper,
September 9, 2014

After more than 160 years of searching to understand the fate of English explorer Sir John Franklin’s fabled arctic voyage, Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced a Canadian team has located one of Franklin’s historic ships and solved one of the world’s greatest archaeological mysteries.

Read the news release about the discovery for more information.