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Franklin expedition wreck reveals sailors' lives

Parks Canada archaeologists say last summer was the best season they've had yet for exploring the sunken wrecks of the Franklin expedition. They found personal items like a hairbrush and a toothbrush, china plates from the captain's pantry, a liquor bottle with fluid still sloshing inside and a bar of sealing wax with someone's thumbprint still in it. The HMS Erebus and Terror were lost in the Arctic some time after 1848 while searching for the Northwest Passage.

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