History

Equipment for underwater exploration at Franklin shipwreck

The gear divers are using to view the wreck
  • Sep 18, 2014
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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 Expand Image

Before heading to the Arctic for this year’s search for the lost Franklin ships, Parks Canada underwater archeologist Ryan Harris gave Canadian Geographic a sneak peek at the equipment divers would use if anything was found during the search. Now, with the discovery of one of the Franklin ships, divers are currently using this equipment to get their first look at the shipwreck that has remained underwater for more than 160 years. Watch the video to find out more about the equipment being used and how divers will communicate.

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