July 18th Presentation: Discovering the Erebus and Terror
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Presented by: Parks Canada and the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

Time: 7 PM on Thursday, July 18th

Location: Nipigon Community Centre Multi-Purpose Room, 138 Wadsworth St., Nipigon, Ontario,

Cost: Open to the public and free of charge

Have you ever been fascinated by the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror shipwrecks of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition? On July 18th, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the remarkable story of these wrecks – with a member of Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team!

There are countless submerged cultural resources across the country. Join Alexandre Poudret-Barré as we explore the story behind the disappearance – and the discovery – of the renowned HMS Erebus and HMS Terror wrecks.

Led by explorer Sir John Franklin, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror departed England in 1845 and traveled through what is now Canada’s Arctic in search of a Northwest Passage. The ships and crew vanished – and the mystery behind their disappearance captured the public’s imagination for over a century.

Did you know that Lake Superior is also home to important underwater resources? We’ll explore the ongoing work of Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology team as they document archaeological sites that lie in Lake Superior’s frigid waters.

Hope to see you there!

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