Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mysteries continue after arctic shipwrecks found

In Sept. 2014 I blogged about the finding of the HMS Erebus. The HMS Terror and HMS Erebus were both found below the ice on the sea floor  in 2014. Crews abandoned them in 1848 after two years of the ships being stuck in the ice up in Canada while looking for the Northwest Passage. Some of the crews starved to death there and others died while trying to go south. Now researchers wonder if some of the crew returned to the ships and tried to sail at least one of them, the more maneuverable Erebus. Read more about it here http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/arctic-shipwreck-discovery-sheds-light-on-explorers-last-moments-1.2797411

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