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Ship Lost for More Than 150 Years Is Recovered


Offbeat  (tags: history, arctic, archeology, preservation, exploration, climate change, maritime vessels )

Eva
- 3156 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Canadian archeologists have found a ship abandoned more than 150 years ago in the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage and which was lost in the search for the doomed expedition of Sir John Franklin, the head of the team said Wednesday.



   

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Lynn Marie M (22)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 9:28 am
An incredible find. History is so fascinating.
 

Brad Miller (120)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 10:50 am
All those interested in this subject should read "The Terror" by Dan Simmons. While it is a novel, there is much historical accuracy in it, plus tis a ripping good yarn.
 

Lionel Mann (23)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 2:10 am
An absolutely wonderful discovery! Every effort must be made to preserve the site; its historical value is way beyond calculation.
 

Mary Coleman (148)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 4:27 am
Wow!!!! That really is amazing!!! I cant wait until they publish some photographs of the wreckage when they get the RC units down there to explore it. I suppose with the waters being so cold it probably did help to preserve it much better that it might have in other locations, but it will likely make it harder to explore. At least the water around it is relatively shallow. You know there are probably tons of archaeologists wanting to dive down there and explore!!
 

Mike M (40)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 5:15 am
A really neat find
 

catherine s (3)
Saturday July 31, 2010, 9:08 am
cool
 
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