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Ciarán Hinds as Sir John Franklin in Episode 3 of AMC's The Terror

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“The Terror” recap: Episode 3

Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition

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HMS Erebus

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Parks Canada's Ryan Harris holds a mask, one of the pieces of equipment divers will use once winds subside and they are able to dive at the Franklin shipwreck site.

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Weather continues to play havoc with dive attempts on Franklin wreck

Parks Canada divers remain on standby

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Ryan Harris, a marine archeologist with Parks Canada's Underwater Archaeology Service

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After a brief resupply break the Parks Canada search team resumes the hunt

The Martin Bergmann heads to a new area of Queen Maud Gulf looking for Franklin’s ships

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Photo courtesy Carolyn Monastra/One Ocean Expeditions

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Changing gear

How new equipment is helping Parks Canada hunt for the Franklin ships in shallow water

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Marine archeologist Ryan Harris

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The hunt for the Franklin Expedition shipwrecks

Parks Canada’s Ryan Harris searches for wreckage

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One Ocean will have its Voyager ship join the search this summer.

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Searching for the Franklin Expedition’s lost ships

Parks Canada chief underwater archaeologist Ryan Harris shares details on this year’s search

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Owen Beattie at his home in Edmonton

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An interview with Owen Beattie

Insights from the man whose work helped haul the attempt to solve the Franklin mystery into the modern era

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2014 Victoria Strait Expedition

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Canadian Ice Survey from Sept. 1, 2014.

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Decisions, decisions

Facing sea ice, the One Ocean Expedition Voyager search team debates how to access their ideal hunting grounds

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Scott Youngblut

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Captain’s log: A perfect day for work

Great conditions allow for plenty of action from the Laurier

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Queen Maud Gulf the focus of the search — for now

Ships, sonar and autonomous underwater vehicles sweep the water as the Victoria Strait beckons

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One Ocean Voyager alongside the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier

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Captain’s log: Transit, transfers and tramping

Victoria Strait Expedition ships meet to refuel and restock

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Arctic fox photo

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Captain’s log: Photo ops and back to work

Great animal sightings and the official surveying resumes

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier

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Exploring the realities and myths of Arctic sea ice

As the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition encounters the thickest ice in years, searchers share tales of past ill-fated adventures in the unpredictable waters

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Canadian Hydrographic Survey launch, CSL Gannett

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2014 Victoria Strait Expedition

This year's search is about much more than underwater archaeology. The Victoria Strait Expedition will contribute to northern science and communities.

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Erebus and Terror in the Antarctic

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The Franklin Expedition’s ships: The HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Franklin’s ships were hardened veterans of polar travel, and technological marvels of their age

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Pilot Andrew Stirling gives a briefing on helicopter operations aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier

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Captain’s log: Safety first

Fire drills, survival suit fittings and helicopter briefings greet new guests to the Laurier

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Captain’s log: A day of transition

A weather change, a mid-day launch and an upcoming rendezvous

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Photo: courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Captain’s log: Long days

The short Arctic field season means taking advantage of every opportunity

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Preparing to offload the Canadian Hydrographic Service survey launch Gannet from the deck of the Laurier

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Captain’s log: A Sunday tradition

A classic breakfast to help keep time, then back to work

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Helicopter and Coast Guard crew members landing to service navigation beacon.

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Captain’s log: Fogged in

Reduced visibility slows work, but only briefly

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A look at the ice in James Ross Strait

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Captain’s log: Into James Ross Strait

Work continues after passing through sea ice

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Captain’s log: A stop in Gjoa Haven

The exploration history of an Arctic hamlet

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Dr. Robert Park working with the LiDAR mapping system in Douglas Bay, Nunavut.

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Captain’s log: Surveying the Arctic

New tools create maps of archaeological sites

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Captain’s log: Captain Noon shares his first report from the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition

Introductory insights into the Canadian Coast Guard’s role in the search area

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People & Culture

PM’s northern tour

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The hunt for the Franklin ships: Inuit testimony

Exploring the three primary theories on the locations of Franklin’s missing ships

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Tyrone Burke

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Canadian Geographic writer on searching for Franklin

Tyrone Burke talks about his role in this summer's search and the challenges of looking for the Franklin ships

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Crew from the Martin Bergmann pull their zodiac onto an island in the Queen Maud Gulf

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Looking for nautical clues on land

With poor conditions hampering the search on the water, Parks Canada archeologists take to the ground

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Great conditions greet the Victoria Strait Expedition team

Ice-free waters, nearly 24-hours of sunlight and placid conditions make for productive searching

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Photo courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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The 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition hits the water

The search team launches its side-scan sonar near the waters where last year’s hunt ended

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The 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition sets course for its first search area

Discussing the potential challenges of the team’s tools en route to the hunt

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Start of 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition delayed by weather and other challenges

Search for Sir John Franklin’s lost ships faces unpredictable conditions

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Yves Bernard, a petty officer of the Royal Canadian Navy Fleet Diving Unit, and Ryan Harris, a senior marine archeologist with Parks Canada, raise the side-scan sonar.

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New tools will cover more ground in this year’s search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition

Technology used to track down the lost ships

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Looking out from the Canadian Coast Guard's CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier

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Finding Franklin

This summer’s Victoria Strait Expedition will bring cutting edge technology and unprecedented resources to the search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition

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Photo courtesy Shell

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Exploration expertise: Shell Canada

Shell Canada lends its vast and long-standing experience in Arctic resource exploration to the 2014 expedition

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Jim Balsillie

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New directions

Jim Balsillie, the co-founder of BlackBerry, has set his sights on a fresh challenge — finding the lost Franklin ships

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The hunt for the Franklin ships: drift theories

Exploring the three primary theories on the locations of Franklin’s missing ships

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Boats from HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

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The hunt for the Franklin ships: Point of abandonment

Exploring the three primary theories on the locations of Franklin’s missing ships

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HMS Terror thrown up by the ice

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The hunt for the Franklin ships

Exploring the three primary theories on the locations of Franklin’s missing ships

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The Franklin Expedition

Even the leadership of a hardened northern explorer couldn’t save the Franklin Expedition

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The Franklin Expedition: The Searchers

From Franklin’s widow to 21st Century tech entrepreneurs, many have sought to find whatever remains of the Erebus and Terror