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How the Franklin find affects Canada’s claims to the North Pole

Could the Franklin ship help Canada's case? Not really, argues Michael Byers

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the Franklin find

An unabridged Q&A about historic significance, benefits to the north and what the future holds

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The importance of maritime archaeology in Canada

The Erebus site is stunning, but it’s far from Canada’s only fascinating wreck

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Image from the Voyager during this summer's Victoria Strait Expedition

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Timelapse video: Victoria Strait search for the Franklin Expedition ships

A view of the Arctic ice that plagued this year’s search

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It’s Erebus!

Prime Minister Stephen Harper reveals identity of found Franklin ship during Question Period

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“Serendipity” led to Franklin find

More details emerge on the historic discovery of one of Sir John Franklin’s ships

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RCGS floating headquarters aboard One Ocean Expedition cruise ship

Public can join voyagers on search for the lost Franklin ships

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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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Flag bearers

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society hoists its flag as a key partner in this year’s expanded search for the Franklin Expedition vessels

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Front row centre: One Ocean Expeditions

Polar cruise company One Ocean Expeditions makes big waves — literally — to help the mission to find Franklin’s 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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