Franklin Ship Found

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  1. Rolfe

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    May 17, 2014
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    Franklin ship discovery solves 'one of Canada's great mysteries'

    For 168 years, mystified searchers have looked for the ships that carried Sir John Franklin and his 128 men to their deaths in the Arctic.

    They found graves, a note, a sled, a toothbrush and other relics scattered across King William Island, where the crews survived for a time after ice sank their two ships.

    But the ships themselves — Erebus and Terror, sturdy Royal Navy vessels that had successfully explored Antarctica — vanished in 1846. Only the Inuit preserved tales that the ships had been seen in Victoria Strait.

    :thumbs: Never thought that either would be found.

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