Ryan Harris swimming over the bow of HMS Investigator. © Parks Canada Brett Seymour, NPS
The search for Franklin's lost ships: a talk by marine archaeologist Ryan Harris
Wed 16 January 2013
Scott Polar Research Institute
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY, NOT THURSDAY 17 JANUARY AS LISTED INCORRECTLY IN THE UNIVERSITY'S WHAT'S ON E-BULLETIN
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After battling ice, lead poisoning and Arctic weather conditions, the explorer Sir John Franklin and his entire crew of 129 perished on a search for Canada's Northwest Passage in 1845. Their ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were lost and haven't been found to this day. This tragic expedition captivated the Victorian public and became the stuff of legend.
Ryan Harris, an underwater archaeologist with the Canadian Government, has been involved in four campaigns to track down the Franklin vessels. This is a unique experience to hear from one of the investigators trying to piece together their story.
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|Wed 16 January 2013||6:30PM - 8:00PM|