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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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History

“The Terror” recap: Episode 8

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

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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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Lieutenant John Irving (played by Ronan Raftery) encounters a group of Inuit — and an all-too-brief moment of hope — on King William Island in Episode 7 of The Terror.

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“The Terror” recap: Episode 7

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

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Whatever could the devilish — and quite possibly deranged — Cornelius Hickey (played by Adam Nagaitis) be eating on King William Island in Episode 9 of The Terror?

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“The Terror” recap: Episode 9

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

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Nive Nielsen as Lady Silence in Episode 4 of The Terror (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

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“The Terror” recap: Episode 4

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

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Inuit

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Gjoa Haven celebrated the Franklin find with a community gathering

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Leading Inuit historian discusses the Franklin ships

Tyrone Burke visits the home of Inuit historian Louie Kamookak to talk about the Franklin ships and what this means for the people of the North

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2014 Victoria Strait Expedition

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Search for Franklin Expedition wrecks continues

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Parks Canada’s Ryan Harris with a fin, one of the pieces of equipment divers will be using while exploring the Franklin wreck site

History

Equipment for underwater exploration at Franklin shipwreck

The gear divers are using to view the wreck

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

History

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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Owen Beattie at his home in Edmonton

History

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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The Martin Bergmann

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Franklin search vessel Martin Bergmann hits shoal

No injuries reported as the ship returns to Cambridge Bay

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Preparation of the Martin Bergmann, before it set sail on the Victoria Strait Expedition

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Franklin search vessel Martin Bergmann hits a shoal – details

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History

It’s Erebus!

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

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Marine archeologist Ryan Harris

History

The hunt for the Franklin Expedition shipwrecks

Parks Canada’s Ryan Harris searches for wreckage

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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.

History

Weather continues to play havoc with dive attempts on Franklin wreck

Parks Canada divers remain on standby

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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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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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Image captured by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) showing two small cannons among the scattered timbers of the shipwreck

History

Divers hope to see Franklin wreck with their own eyes this week

High winds that have hampered underwater work forecast to lighten

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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

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.

History

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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A crew member on the Martin Bergmann prepares as the ship sails off on the Victoria Strait Expedition last month

History

The Martin Bergmann resumes the Franklin search

As winter weather approaches, searchers focus on whatever areas they can hunt while they can

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History

RCGS floating headquarters aboard One Ocean Expedition cruise ship

Public can join voyagers on search for the lost Franklin ships

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History

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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History

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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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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Johnny Issaluk, Jared Harris, John Geiger

People & Culture

Actor Jared Harris awarded RCGS’ Louie Kamookak Medal

Inaugural award honours the legacy of the late Inuit historian 

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History

Captain’s log: Reliving the find

How events transpired on the Sir Wilfrid Laurier as new of Franklin discoveries developed

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier

History

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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Photos of the shipwreck discovered in Queen Maud Gulf

History

“We have a chance to look history in the eye”

Parks Canada divers to examine Franklin wreck before winter sets in

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History

“The Terror” recap: Episode 5

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

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Nááts’ihch’oh, or Mount Wilson, in the newly named national park reserve

People & Culture

Northern vision

An interview with Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the past, present and future of Canada's North

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Franklin, RCGS, Arctic, painting

People & Culture

Six more amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to this year

From painting a new side of the Franklin expedition to documenting shipwrecks along Ontario’s Hudson Bay Coast, see what just a few of the RCGS’s more than 1,000 Fellows are working on in 2018

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Royal Canadian Geographical Society proud to announce partnership in Franklin search

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History

Franklin bell replica unveiled at ROM

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Throwback Thursday: Sleuthing for Franklin’s crew

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Challenges of cold water diving for the Franklin wreck

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Throwback Thursday: A look back at historical searches for Franklin

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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition flag flies above the One Ocean Voyager

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Victoria Strait Expedition begins

First official day of the 2014 search for Sir John Franklin’s lost ships

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Franklin crew member John Hartnell's nails encased in resin

History

Thumbnail ‘time machine’ provides new insight into demise of Franklin expedition

New study finds evidence malnutrition played a significant role in crew member's death

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History

Throwback Thursday: The Fate of Sir John Franklin

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Side-scan sonar used in this summer’s Franklin search

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Ice cover cooperates in Franklin search — for now

First surveying trip a success, but tougher conditions beckon

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History

Video: Franklin artifacts at the Museum of Nature

Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the artifacts found at previously discovered Franklin sites

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History

Throwback Thursday: 1994 Franklin search

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Prime Minister announces one of the Franklin Expedition ships has been found

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Media buzzing over 2014 Franklin Expedition search

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Throwback Thursday: 1930s story on the Franklin Expedition search

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Throwback Thursday: The men of the Franklin Expedition

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Throwback Thursday: Dealy Island’s connection to the lost Franklin ships

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New search for lost Franklin Expedition begins in new location

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History

Erebus and Terror National Historic Site proposed for Nunavut

Federal government commits $16.9 million over five years to further research on doomed Franklin expedition

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History

The Technology of the Franklin Expedition search

Remote sensing and remote controlled underwater vehicles have brought the search into the 21st century

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History

Bell from HMS Erebus recovered

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Travel

Gearing up to find Franklin: Equipment I brought on this summer’s Victoria Strait Expedition

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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The scene at the Canadian Museum of Nature on September 19 for the National Bird Debate

People & Culture

Ten things the RCGS got up to in September

Celebrating the art of cartography, a lively national bird debate and the launch of an exciting educational contest

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