dont know what we can learn about life beyond, from our arctic explorations, but still this
is the exploring news of the week,
' Sir John Franklin led the two ships and 129 men in 1845 to chart the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic.
The expedition's disappearance shortly after became one of the great mysteries of the age of Victorian exploration.
The Canadian government began searching for Franklin's ships in 2008 as part of a strategy to assert Canada's sovereignty over the Northwest Passage, which has recently become accessible to shipping because of melting Arctic ice.
Expedition sonar images from the waters of Victoria Strait, just off King William Island, clearly show the wreckage of a ship on the ocean floor.
"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," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement.
"Finding the first vessel will no doubt provide the momentum - or wind in our sails - necessary to locate its sister ship..
S keeping Secrets of the high arctic
C Cannibalism was whispered about
F Five things about the ultimate cold case,
internet troubles make me lose what i'm trying to say here, so i'll edit in each,
and post each, and gradually build this post,
Edited by offworlder, 09 September 2014 - 06:44 PM.