eglantine_br (eglantine_br) wrote,

OMG Eerubus or Terror!

Anouncement today from Canada that they have found one of Franklin's ships. They have been searching with side-on sonar since 2008. It took that long, but they have found one,on the ocean bottom, reasonably intoact. Not sure which yet.

Of course the ships were empy when they sank. The men had straggled off in groups, to die of any number of causes: lead poisoning, exposure, scurvy, exhaustion.

They never found what they were sent to look for. They never came home. But they are not forgotten.

Franklin bridged the Age of Sail with the age of actic exploration. He had been a signal midshipman on Bellorephon during Traflagar.

Anyway, here is the link:
Tags: real life

  • (no subject)

    The great bell began, not far, a deep baw baw, it was more than a sound, but something that came up through the soles of her feet. And now half a…

  • Your Dearest Lives

    Your Dearest Lives Kyd/Kit Word Count 600 Your Dearest Lives My corrections to Amleth were nearly done. My back ached and my eyes burned.…

  • The earth rolled all the way around, and here we are.

    Hello. Just me today, no fiction right now. Thinking of you all, and how close I feel to people I have never met. What is meeting in person really?…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded