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Arctic Answer to Long-Lost British Ships

The HMS Erebus has been found in Canada's Northwest Passage.

RELATED TAGS: ARCHAEOLOGY
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After nearly two centuries, a team of underwater archaeologists cracked one of the greatest maritime mysteries in Canadian history. In September, the team announced the discovery of a British vessel — identified in October as the HMS Erebus — that was one of a pair to disappear while attempting to chart the Canadian Arctic’s Northwest Passage in 1845. Experts believe ice trapped the Erebus and the HMS Terror in 1846, dooming the 128 crewmen and their leader, explorer Sir John...
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