The Franklin Expedition

© Parks Canada

© Parks Canada

Description

In 1845, explorer Sir John Franklin set sail from England with two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, in search of a Northwest Passage across what is now Canada's Arctic. The ships and crews vanished, prompting a massive search that continues to this day.

A breakthrough was made in September 2014 when an expedition led by Parks Canada discovered the wreck of HMS Erebus. The Victoria Strait Expedition brought together the Government of Canada and public, private and non-profit organizations. The use of both state-of-the-art technology and 19th-century Inuit oral testimony made this historic discovery possible.

(Courtesy of Parks Canada)

The documentary about the expedition made by NOVA is already available for purchase: "Arctic Ghost Ship".

Please, watch our CSW-7 winch in action going to the minute 37:13, 37:33 and 40:21 on the video below.

 

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