On the trail of the Arctic's most enduring mystery

shamrock
15th July 2009, 11:29
A marine archeologist from landlocked Alberta has set his sights on finding two of the world's most coveted shipwrecks: the long-lost Royal Navy vessels from the doomed 19th-century Franklin expedition.

Rob Rondeau and his small team plan to travel to the central Arctic archipelago later this summer to launch a privately funded underwater search.

The race to find the fabled shipwrecks has been continuing for more than 160 years, but Mr. Rondeau is confident his group's research and use of state-of-the-art sonar will solve the vexing mystery.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/on-the-trail-of-the-arctics-most-enduring-mystery/article1218626/