Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Franklin ship found

Not really political news at at.

But the story of the Franklin expedition for the Northwest passage, which vanished into the ice in the mid nineteenth century, has always been quite my favourite tale of exploration and cannibalism.

There's a wee bit of a New Zealand connection as Mount Erebus is named after one of the two Franklin ships, rather than directly named for the Greek god of the underworld.

And now it seems the Canadians have managed to find one of the ships from his voyage.


Well done, chaps.!

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