Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Terror of Topsham ... no

Sorry (at least to hopeful Topsham enthusiasts). The recently-discovered sunken wreck from the Franklin expedition - see The Terror of Topsham ... perhaps - has turned out to be ... its sister ship the Erebus.

See the Parks Canada press release - PM announces HMS Erebus as the discovered Franklin Expedition ship - which explains that the identification was made
following a meticulous review of data and artifacts observed from the Arctic Ocean’s seabed and using high-resolution photography, high-definition video and multi-beam sonar measurements.
Even I feel slightly disappointed. Nevertheless, this is still an extremely cool archaeological discovery. See The Terror of Topsham ... perhaps for background.

- Ray

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