Ghost Ships of the Arctic: The exploration of Sir John Franklin’s HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Location:

Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay Campus
Churchill Ave, Hobart TAS 7005

Details:

In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his men sailed from England on HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, hopeful to find the final link of the Northwest Passage. Both ships were abandoned in 1848, and it was believed that the crews walked to their deaths across the Arctic. The recent discoveries of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror re-open the interpretation of what happened to Franklin’s men as they tried to escape the Arctic. Dr Marc-André Bernier, Head of Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology, will showcase the search efforts lead by Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team in their exploration of these wrecks in one of Canada’s most challenging environments.

Event audience: Everyone

Categories
  • Archaeology
  • History