February 3, 2023

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Canada. Divers have recovered 275 artifacts from the wreck of the sailing ship HMS Erebus

Specialists from Parks Canada worked closely with the Inuit Guardians of Gjoa Haven. In April and May, the Deep Trekker remote-controlled underwater vehicle operated under the ice. In September, divers joined the action.

Scientists wanted to check the condition of the wreckage and collect data. The site inspection was very important. Interruptions in work on the wreck lasted about 2.5 years.

In just 11 days – This is what the harsh weather in the Arctic allowed – Team members drowned as many as 56 times.

Archaeologists from Parks Canada noted changes in the condition of the wreck, began work in a room that was likely the second lieutenant’s cabin, continued work in another officer’s cabin, and completed research in the captain’s cook’s hold.

finally 275 artifacts have been recovered from the wreck of HMS Erebusincluding the cutlery, the shoulder(s) that were still in the box, and the glasses cups.

Found in the store Book bound in embossed leather. Inside was a feather feather.

lieutenant Henry Thomas Dundas le Viscount He was doing maps. When the divers find a green object in his cabin, they at first think it is a book. However, it was realized that it was a set of drawing tools.

The story of Sir John Franklin’s voyage is one of the great mysteries in Canadian history. The ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror searched the Canadian Arctic for the so-called. Northwest Passage to Asia. They set out in 1845 from Great Britain. They were last seen in 1848 when they entered the Baffin Sea.

Then all trace of them was lost. They were considered stuck in the ice, and Franklin and 129 crew members were killed. Since then, searches for the wrecks have been unsuccessful. In 2008, the government agency Parks Canada launched its research involving private sector partners.

In September 2014, Canadians reported that they had found the wreck of a British ship about 11 meters below the surface of Queen Maud Bay in Nunavat Territory, 3 thousand. km northwest of Toronto.

Researchers discovered the wreck of the HMS Terror in 2016.

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