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Re: They've found Franklin's Terror in a Nunavut bay.
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Britain has announced it will give Canada the shipwrecks of British explorer John Franklin, who perished with his crew while trying to chart the North-west Passage through the Arctic in the 1840s.

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were found in 2014 and 2016 about 30 miles (48km) apart near King William Island in the Canadian Arctic, some 1,200 miles (2,000km) north-west of Toronto.
Under an agreement between the two countries, the wrecks were the property of Britain although Canada had custody and control of them. The UK Ministry Of Defence said on Monday it would transfer the ownership to Parks Canada, but retain a small sample of artefacts.
The British defence secretary, Michael Fallon, said the arrangement "will ensure that these wrecks and artefacts are conserved for future generations".

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/23/britain-to-give-canada-recently-found-1800s-arctic-shipwrecks