Thursday, July 29, 2010

Avast Thar Me Hearties!

Okay, they probably didn’t talk like that in this particular case, but this most definitely be a tale of high adventure and captains courageous on the unforgiving seas of Arctic Canada! One hundred and fifty years ago, a ship that nearly succeeded in navigating the Northwest Passage fell afoul of the harsh pack ice and was left behind. Today, it was rediscovered.


Anonymous said...

This may be the summer that they find the Erebus and Terror. Now *that* would be cool! Ten years ago we had an opportunity to walk a long the beach of an unnamed island in the western arctic archipelago looking for "stuff" left behind by the John Franklin expedition.

Actually, there were a number of us Salt Springers up there..... we get around, eh?