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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2020 1:00 p.m. PST

"In just three weeks, underwater archaeologists from Parks Canada have recovered more than 350 artifacts from the wreck of the HMS Erebus, one of the two vessels of the 1845 Sir John Franklin expedition that came to a tragic end. Between August 20th and September 12th, 2019, Parks Canada's Underwater Archaeology Team made 93 dives to the wreck, spending a total of 110 hours in the cold Arctic waters of Nunavut.

New gear made it possible for this season's excavation to dive for longer periods. The diving support barge Qiniqtiryuaq (meaning "searching for some thing or person which was lost") was moored with two three-ton anchors right over the wreck. Hoses from the barge supplied divers with air so they didn't have to carry heavy tanks. Other hoses ran warm water into the divers' suits. With these two key advantages, divers were able to double the average time spent exploring the wreck in each plunge. The barge also served as an on-site field lab where team members could immediately record every object brought to the surface…"




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45thdiv22 May 2020 6:02 p.m. PST

So cool

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2020 10:06 a.m. PST

Well preserved too. Those epaulets are in amazingly good condition no doubt due to the extreme cold and lack of oxygen and light.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2020 12:20 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it boys!. (smile)


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