OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says one of the two lost ships from Sir John Franklin’s doomed Arctic expedition has been found.
Harper says it’s not known yet whether the ship is HMS Erebus or HMS Terror.
The find was confirmed on Sunday using a remotely operated underwater vehicle recently acquired by Parks Canada.
"This is truly a historic moment for Canada," Harper said.
The news comes a day after a team of archeologists found a tiny fragment from the expedition — which they say is the first Franklin artifact found in modern times. Read more.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT this incredible news to come home to!! Oh my god. I was away without internet/tv so I’ve only just heard about it but OH MY GOD. This is incredible. Crying a little bit but seriously this is HUGE.
hey, i wanted to take a quick second to rec the Havemercy (Volstovic Cycle) series by jaida jones and danielle bennett, an IRL married lesbian couple! the series consists of four books, and it is legitimately criminal how obscure they are, especially on tumblr; each book contains alternating chapters from the viewpoints of four separate narrators, frequently tracking two or more individual storylines that overlap at various points. an overwhelming majority of these narrators are queer, queer-coded, poc, disabled, or some intersection of the above, and this diversity shapes and informs the narrative while allowing for both plot development and meticulous worldbuilding. the books showcase an intimately vivid and endearingly modern fantasy setting, with focus on several different countries allowing for the authors to expand on various cultures and populations within the world of the series. i recommend these books wholeheartedly, with a few warnings for sporadic portrayals of homophobia and transphobia, including some (in-universe) slurs. the main drawback of the series is a marked lack of primary female characters in the earlier books, but the authors listened to criticisms on that score and made sure to introduce more female characters, including a transwoman. (and there’s steampunk dragons, so that’s always a plus!)