The Terror, Lost and Found

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An undated illustration shows Sir John Franklin's ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror.
An undated illustration shows Sir John Franklin's ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror.

In 1845, Sir John Franklin sailed two ships into the Arctic. The famous British explorer was looking for the Northwest Passage.

Britain was eager to find this shortcut through the Arctic Ocean. It would be a much faster trading route from Europe to Asia.

Or so explorers thought.

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