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

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August 21, 2013 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister Leona Aglukkaq meet with members of the Parks Canada's Franklin expedition team.

The 2013 Parks Canada Franklin Expedition team was pleased to receive the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and the Arctic Council, and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

Ryan Harris, Parks Canada’s Senior Underwater Archaeologist and Project Director for the Franklin Search, along with Captain Stuart Aldridge, Commanding Officer of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and Dr. Doug Stenton, Director of the Heritage Division for Nunavut’s Department of Culture and Heritage, had the opportunity to provide a briefing on the particulars of the search efforts for Franklin’s lost vessels, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. The briefing was followed by a tour of the ship and a photo opportunity on the flight deck with all the Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s company assembled.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger and Parks Canada's Ryan Harris discuss the search for the wrecks of the Franklin expedition. The meeting was held onboard the Sir Wilfrid Laurier coast guard ship, August 21, 2013. PMO Photo by Jason Ransom Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger and Parks Canada's Ryan Harris discuss the search for the wrecks of the Franklin expedition. The meeting was held onboard the Sir Wilfrid Laurier coast guard ship, August 21, 2013. PMO Photo by Jason Ransom
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