07/28/2010 // Canada // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Toronto – A ship reportedly missing for over 150 years has been recovered. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the ship, the HMS Investigator, was recently found in Mercy Bay by Canadian archeologists after being abandoned in 1853.
Marc-Andre Bernier, Parks Canada’s head of underwater archaeology, is quoted by the AP as stating of the ship, “The ship is standing upright in very good condition. It’s standing in about 11 meters (36 feet) of water… This is definitely of the utmost importance. This is the ship that sailed the last leg of the Northwest Passage.”
Bernier is further quoted as stating of the recovery, “This is actually a human history… Not only a history of the Passage, but the history of a crew of 60 men who had to overwinter three times in the Arctic not knowing if they were going to survive.”
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