Highlights / Franklin expedition

Indigenous, Society

Indigenous, government to jointly manage Franklin artifacts

The Canadian government and the Inuit Heritage Trust have made an agreement for the study and preservation artifacts from the 1845 Franklin expedition. Sir John Franklin set out from England with a crew of 129 aboard two ships to look »

Indigenous, Society

First Canadian and Inuit-owned artifacts from Franklin wreck unveiled in Nunavut

Two Inuit communities that have been instrumental in solving one of the most enduring mysteries in the history of Arctic exploration got a chance last week to finally see nine artifacts raised from the wreck of HMS Erebus, one of the »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Lost Franklin expedition: Final deal between Canada and U.K.

Specially prepared for their 1845 British expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage, Sir John Franklin, his two ships, and his crew became victims to the Arctic weather. The fate of the expedition and the crew were lost to history »

Society

Britain will give historic Franklin wrecks to Canada

The U.K. government has announced it will gift two recently-found wrecks from the historic Franklin expedition to Canada, while holding back a small sample of artifacts for its own museums. It was in 1845 that Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin set »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Another piece toward solving the lost Franklin expedition mystery

DNA from crew of the lost Franklin expedition (*** if images do not appear, simply refresh the page) It is one of history’s all time mysteries: what happened to the 124 member crew of the Franklin mission’s two ships. The »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Arctic shipwreck confirmed as Franklin expedition’s missing HMS Terror

Canadian officials have confirmed that a shipwreck found in uncharted waters of a remote Arctic bay earlier this month is in fact HMS Terror, the second of two British ships lost in the ill-fated 19th century attempt to sail through »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

HMS Erebus- Arctic recovery mission 2015

After countless searches over more than 160 years, the mystery of the lost Arctic mission of Sir John Franklin was partially resolved in 2014. That was when one of the two long-missing ships was found. Summer 2015- The tedious work »