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Canada Searches For The "Holy Grail" Of The Arctic

Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:13 pm

Ottawa launches search for Franklin's ships
Ottawa-backed hunt comes as High Arctic melting increases danger of others finding historical prize
Aug 16, 2008

Steve Rennie
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA-- More than 160 years after Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition vanished in the ice of the fabled Northwest Passage, the federal government is backing a search for the Holy Grail of the High Arctic.

Environment Minister John Baird announced yesterday a $75,000 contribution from Ottawa for the effort to find Franklin's ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, last seen in the late-1840s.

More at: http://www.thestar.com/article/479724

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In the grand scheme of things, I am not against $75,000 being spent to search for a lost piece of Canadian and world history...especially if they are worried about "grave robbers." Hopefully they are successful.

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RE: Canada Searches For The "Holy Grail" Of The Arctic

Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:23 pm

It would be interesting to see the condion the ships are in after that many years "on ice". that is if there is anything left that would resemble a ship,

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There is a possible image snapped in secret Canadain location (ok the Wendy's on Airport road)

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