HMS Terror, as engraved by George Back. The Terror was lost after wrecking in 1846 during Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition to find the Northwest Passage. The wreckage was discovered earlier this month on a tip from an Inuit crewmember.
Journey Into Oblivion. Sir John Franklin's expedition set off in good spirits but the pitiless Arctic claimed them as another victim of the search for the North-West Passage; (inset) The whaling ship Enterprise was the last ship to meet up with Franklin's ship. Original artwork from Look and Learn no. 816 (3 September 1977). Artist Graham Coton
Across The Top: The Quest for the Northwest Passage / Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Avenue in Vanier Park, Vancouver / What: This exhibit will transport you to the Arctic where you will learn about its environment and people; the many voyages of discovery; the search for John Franklin’s lost expedition (both historical and modern), and the ultimate discovery of HMS Erebus by Parks Canada. / Runs: May 9 2015 - May 2016