Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shipwreck Blog: HMS Investigator, 1853

HMS Investigator was one of the ships charged with the search for the Northwest Passage and the efforts to find traces of the earlier Franklin expedition.

HMS Investigator.

Abandoned in the ice, the ship now lies in approx. 36 feet of water, lying in an upright condition,and, as is common in cold climates, is in a good state of preservation. Nearby are the graves of three sailors who died of scurvy, a common ailment in Arctic travel.

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