Monday, 22 February 2016

The Franklin Expedition and the Discovery of the HMS Erebus

In 1845, explorer Sir John Franklin set sail from England with two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, in search of a Northwest Passage across what is now Canada’s Arctic. The ships and crews vanished, prompting a massive search that continues to this day.
A breakthrough was made in September 2014 when an expedition to Victoria Strait led by Parks Canada discovered the wreck of HMS Erebus preserved in in eleven metres of frigid water.
On March 4, from 7 to 9pm, the Rotary Club of Arnprior will host “The Franklin Expedition” at St. John Chrysostom Church Hall. Ryan Harris, senior underwater archeologist with Parks Canada, will be the presenter. Tickets are available at the door, at the Arnprior Library, and at the Gallery Gift Shop in Arnprior, and are $15 in advance, $10 for students, and $20 at the door.

Arnprior is just thirty minutes west of Ottawa, and the church is located at 295 Albert Street.

Additional information can be obtained by calling 832–3263 or 623–6019.

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