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Lewis and Clark Heritage Days Are May 15-16 in Saint Charles, Missouri AUSTIN, Texas, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Although they probably studied them in school, most Americans don't remember
It’s one of the most intriguing of all shipwreck stories. Almost 170 years ago, HMS Erebus, the flagship of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition to discover the North-West Passage, was lost with all those aboard. So began a grizzly tale of hunger, slow death, lead poisoning, and cannibalism. The secrets of the doomed ship may soon be recovered as divers prepare to make a thorough examination of the recently discovered wreck which is currently resting on a ridge beneath thick Arctic ice.
Originally searching for supposed "lost gold" in the waters of Lake Michigan, treasure hunters Kevin Dykstra and Frederick Monroe found something much bigger--an aging shipwreck that may be the remains of the Griffin, a 17th-century old ship.
TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, along with Ms.
Recovery of the ship's bell is the crowning achievement of successful 2014 search OTTAWA, Nov.
A photographer’s notebook that had been left behind by a member of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica more than a century ago has been recovered from the British explorer’s base in Cape Evans.
The result of a 2010 ocean voyage around the world, a new study has found evidence of tiny “microplastics” in five large accumulations across the world, accumulations which match the five large open-ocean currents called gyres.
Harper Government leads an expanded team of partners to discover the fate of Sir John Franklin's lost Arctic expedition OTTAWA, June 20, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - This summer, the Government
With a stock estimated at 1,000 million tons so far, mesopelagic fish dominate the total biomass of fish in the ocean. However, a team of researchers has found that their abundance could be at least 10 times higher.
Two ships that had been stranded in a sea of ice in the Southern Ocean, one since Christmas Eve, have broken free. A change in wind direction caused a shift in the ice drift, opening up an escape route for the ships.
Admiral Sir George Back FRS, born November 6th of 1796 and died on June 23rd of 1878, was a British naval officer, naturalist, artist, and explorer of the Canadian Arctic. He was born in Stockport. When he was a boy, he went to sea as a volunteer in the frigate HMS Arethusa in the year 1808 and participated in the destruction of batteries on the Spanish coast. In the following year he was involved in the fighting in the Bay of Biscay up until he was captured by the French. He remained a...
Heinrich Barth, born February 16 of 1821 and died November 25th of 1865, was a German explorer of Africa and a scholar. He is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa, and his scholarly preparation, ability to speak and write in Arabic, learning African languages, and character meant that he delicately documented the details of the cultures that he visited. He was among the first to comprehend the uses of oral history of the peoples, and he collected many. He established...
Willem Barentsz, born around 1550 and died on June 20th of 1597, was a Dutch navigator, explorer, cartographer, and a leader of early expeditions to the far north. He was born on the island Terschelling in the Seventeen Provinces. A cartographer by trade, he sailed to Spain and the Mediterranean to finish an atlas of the Mediterranean area, which he co-published with Petrus Plancius. His career as an explorer was spent searching for the Northeast Passage, which he reasoned must exist...
Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer that was known for his expeditions into polar regions. He is best known for his discovery of the South Pole, being the first recognized explorer to reach the North Pole, and being the first explorer to travel along the Northwest Passage. He was born to Jens Amundsen and Hanna Sahlqvist in July of 1872. His family owned and managed a number of ships, but his mother did not want him to join the family trade, encouraging him to become a doctor. Amundsen...
William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...
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