Fresh finds discovered in 170-year-old shipwreck

Fresh finds discovered in 170-year-old shipwreck

In 1845, the English explorer Sir John Franklin set out with a two-ship expedition to the Arctic, hoping to find the Northwest Passage, a route through northern Canada that would provide access to the Pacific Ocean via the North Atlantic. Both ships disappeared without a trace along with their crews during the voyage, and their fate remained unknown for more than a hundred years.

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Last year, Canadian researchers located the remains of one of the ships called "Erebus". This summer, they were able to dive approximately 35 feet below the surface of Wilmot and Crampton Bay to recover 39 new artifacts left over from Franklin's expedition.

"Treasures" brought back by the explorers of the wreckage, nearly a hundred feet long, includes the boot of one of the 129 people who took part in the expedition, part of the steering wheel, the ship's anchor and tools.

"Terror", the second of Franklin's ships have yet to be found.

"The wreckage is very rich in finds, Adrian Shimnovsky, who is participating in the search on a pro bono basis, told CBC — and it will undoubtedly be possible to find answers to questions about about what happened to the team and led it to this end".