So .. I pondered setting up a blog on the comings and goings in Halifax Harbour, I’ve set it up, lets see if it takes off. If your a haligonian, and want to write for it, Please drop me a line, or also send me a note if you have a hot tip about what’s going on.
The CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier will begin a 6 week search on Aug 18th for the remains of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror which are believed to have become stranded in ice in 1848, causing Franklins crew to set off over land to seek help. Over the last 150 years, numerous attempts have located some bodies, and other artifacts, but never the actual ships themselves.
Painting above is the HMS Terror in the Arctic during the winter of 1836/1837 and from the National Maritime Museum
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