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Ship lost for more than 150 years is recovered

Last Updated: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 09:45

Toronto: Canadian archaeologists 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.

Marc-Andre Bernier, Parks Canada`s head of underwater
archaeology, said today the HMS Investigator, abandoned in the
ice in 1853, was found in shallow water in Mercy Bay along the
northern coast of Banks Island in Canada`s western Arctic.

The Investigator was one of many American and British
ships sent out to search for the HMS Erebus and the Terror,
vessels commanded by Franklin in his ill-fated search for the
Northwest Passage in 1845.

The Investigator sailed the last leg of the Northwest
Passage.

Bernier says the Investigator is standing upright in very
good condition.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 09:45

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