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September 17, 2014
Briefs on a busy day of underwater archeology and associated work
September 16, 2014
How events transpired on the Sir Wilfrid Laurier as new of Franklin discoveries developed
September 16, 2014
Parks Canada divers remain on standby
September 15, 2014
High winds that have hampered underwater work forecast to lighten
September 12, 2014
The challenges that lie ahead for divers exploring the Franklin shipwreck
September 11, 2014
Parks Canada divers to examine Franklin wreck before winter sets in
September 9, 2014
More details emerge on the historic discovery of one of Sir John Franklin’s ships
September 9, 2014
Prime Minister Harper announces the discovery of one of the two lost ships of the famed Franklin Expedition

VIDEO: A first look at footage of the Franklin ship taken by Parks Canada
September 8, 2014
As winter weather approaches, searchers focus on whatever areas they can hunt while they can
September 5, 2014
Franklin search vessel Martin Bergmann hits a shoal

No injuries reported as the ship returns to Cambridge Bay
September 5, 2014
AUV to be redeployed in waters it recently charted for signs of Franklin’s ships
September 4, 2014
What ancient items are found in shipwrecks in the Arctic
September 2, 2014
More great weather means lots of action from the Laurier in the Victoria Strait Expedition
September 2, 2014
Franklin related or not, experts evaluate the potential of tourism to historic sites in the territory
September 2, 2014
Facing sea ice, the One Ocean Expedition Voyager search team debates how to access their ideal hunting grounds
September 1, 2014
Great conditions allow for plenty of action from the Laurier
September 1, 2014
Ships, sonar and autonomous underwater vehicles sweep the water as the Victoria Strait beckons
August 31, 2014
Small boat saved from heavy sea ice and prowling polar bears
August 30, 2014
Victoria Strait Expedition ships meet to refuel and restock
August 29, 2014
Great animal sightings and the official surveying resumes
August 29, 2014
Tyrone Burke talks about his role in this summer’s search and the challenges of looking for the Franklin ships
August 28, 2014
Fire drills, survival suit fittings and helicopter briefings greet new guests to the Laurier
August 28, 2014
With poor conditions hampering the search on the water, Parks Canada archeologists take to the ground
August 28, 2014
First official day of the 2014 search for Sir John Franklin’s lost ships
August 27, 2014
As the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition encounters the thickest ice in years, searchers share tales of past ill-fated adventures in the unpredictable waters
August 27, 2014
The Wilfrid Laurier’s health officer compares notes with a colleague in Cambridge Bay
August 26, 2014
The Martin Bergmann heads to a new area of Queen Maud Gulf looking for Franklin's ships
August 26, 2014
A weather change, a mid-day launch and an upcoming rendezvous
August 25, 2014
The short Arctic field season means taking advantage of every opportunity
August 25, 2014
How new equipment is helping Parks Canada hunt for the Franklin ships in shallow water
August 24, 2014
A classic breakfast to help keep time, then back to work
August 23, 2014
Reduced visibility slows work, but only briefly
August 22, 2014
Work continues after passing through sea ice
August 22, 2014
First surveying trip a success, but tougher conditions beckon
August 22, 2014
Parks Canada’s Ryan Harris searches for wreckage
August 21, 2014
The exploration history of an Arctic hamlet
August 21, 2014
Ice-free waters, nearly 24-hours of sunlight and placid conditions make for productive searching
August 20, 2014
New tools create maps of archaeological sites
August 20, 2014
The search team launches its side-scan sonar near the waters where last year’s hunt ended
August 19, 2014
Discussing the potential challenges of the team’s tools en route to the hunt
August 18, 2014
Search for Sir John Franklin’s lost ships faces unpredictable conditions
August 16, 2014
Introductory insights into the Canadian Coast Guard’s role in the search area
August 15, 2014
If you're wondering what type of tools will be used this summer to track down the missing ships from the 1845 Franklin Expedition, wonder no longer. Parks Canada Chief Underwater Archaeologist Ryan Harris reveals what tools will be used and how they will increase the search area covered in this year's hunt.
August 14, 2014
Searching for answers to mysteries often only leads to more questions.
August 8, 2014
The technology used to track down the lost ships of The Franklin Expedition.
August 7, 2014
Canada's North has a long history of exploration. For centuries, explorers have travelled by foot, dog-team, boat and canoe as they looked for the elusive Northwest Passage or a better fur-trade route. Some wanted to secure a spot in Western Canada while others attempted to map what was then new territory.
August 5, 2014
Canadians know about Sir John Franklin's last fateful expedition in 1845. But when were his first two expeditions? When did he die? Who searched for the missing Franklin Expedition ships in the mid-1800s?
August 1, 2014
Public can join voyagers on search for the lost Franklin ships
July 31, 2014
One hundred years after Sir John Franklin set off with his crews on his third and final journey into Canada's North, neither Canadian Geographic nor the Canadian government had forgotten the expedition.
July 29, 2014
With the 2014 Victoria Strait Franklin Expedition less than a month away, Canada’s media is buzzing over the search for the lost ships from Sir John Franklin’s 1845 Expedition.
July 25, 2014
Part two of Canadian Geographic’s interview with John Geiger, president and CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, about this summer’s search for the Franklin expedition’s lost ships.
July 25, 2014
July 24, 2014
For nearly 170 years, there have been many searches for the lost ships from Sir John Franklin's 1845 Expedition, and Canadian Geographic has been following along, even in its early years of publication.
July 18, 2014
This summer’s search for the Franklin expedition’s lost ships will be the biggest RCGS flag expedition to date. John Geiger, president and CEO of the RCGS, sat down with Canadian Geographic to discuss the significance of this summer’s search.
Wednesday, July 17, 2014

The hunt is on!

This summer, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, along with several public and private partners, is part of the team heading into the Arctic on a quest to find the lost ships from John Franklin's 1845 expedition.

July 17, 2014
This summer’s Victoria Strait Expedition will bring cutting edge technology and unprecedented resources to the search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition.
July 17, 2014
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society hoists its flag as a key partner in this year’s expanded search for the Franklin Expedition vessels
July 17, 2014
A champion of Arctic research, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation empowers Canadian scientists in the North
July 17, 2014
Polar cruise company One Ocean Expeditions makes big waves — literally — to help the mission to find Franklin’s ships
July 17, 2014
Jim Balsillie, the co-founder of BlackBerry, has set his sights on a fresh challenge — finding the lost Franklin ships
July 17, 2014
Exploring the three primary theories on the locations of Franklin’s missing ships
July 17, 2014
Shell Canada lends its vast and long-standing experience in Arctic resource exploration to the 2014 expedition
Media Release - July 17, 2014
New partners bring new resources, technologies and expertise to the search for HMS Erebus and HMS Terror in their the last reported location.






Comments on this articleLeave a comment

Congratulations to all who have participated in all aspects of this search and its finding!

Submitted by Beverley on Tuesday, September 09, 2014


We're pretty proud over here at International Submarine Engineering Ltd. Having the Canada built ISE Explorer AUV involved in this monumental expedition is an huge honour and privilege.

Submitted by Linda on Tuesday, August 12, 2014












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