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Arctic Ghost Ship

An astonishing find could solve the mystery of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition.

About the Show

NOVA presents an exclusive breakthrough in the greatest unsolved mystery in Arctic exploration. In 1845, British explorer Sir John Franklin set off to chart the elusive Northwest Passage, commanding 128 men in two robust and well-stocked Royal Navy ships, the Erebus and Terror. They were never heard from again.


Thriving on the Arctic Seafloor

For Grades 6-12