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The disappearance of Sir John Franklin, his ships and crews is one of the greatest mysteries in the history of exploration. Canadian Geographic and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society are at the forefront of what’s been discovered so far.

Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic
Archaeologists may have finally located the historic vessel that disappeared 168 years ago in Canada's north
An engraving by George Back showing HMS Terror on its side in ice circa 1937
Image: Wikimedia Commons
The second of Sir John Franklin's doomed ships has been located in the Canadian Arctic. Here are five things you may not have known about the HMS Terror.
sir john franklin route arctic
Map: Thomas Herbreteau/Canadian Geographic
Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team is planning a reconnaissance mission of the HMS Erebus and will continue its search for HMS Terror at the end of August
The members of the Humahuk expedition with the remains of an HBC supply boat
Photo courtesy Louie Kamookak
My great-grandmother spoke of finding mysterious objects on King William Island as a young girl. This summer, I retraced her steps.

On April 12, Franklin enthusiasts had a rare opportunity to come together in the same room as The Royal Canadian Geographical Society presented their 2016 Can Geo Talks

At the RCGS's spring lecture on April 12, Dave Woodman and four other experts will talk about the use of Inuit traditional knowledge in locating Erebus

Federal government commits $16.9 million over five years to further research on doomed Franklin expedition

Louie Kamookak is an Inuit historian whose work helped locate the lost Erebus ship. However, he's not the only Inuk who played an important role in the century-long search.

Franklin led two overland expeditions in northern Canada before undertaking his final voyage

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