The story of Franklin’s Lost Ships and the greatest discovery in Canada’s maritime history…
In 1845 Sir John Franklin set off to find the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Franklin, his 2 ships and 129 men were never heard from again.
The fate of the expedition has become one of the greatest mysteries in the history of exploration…
Nearly two centuries later, the discovery last summer of Sir John Franklin’s flagship, the Erebus has ignited interest in this tragic and enigmatic story. Dives to the wreck and the ongoing search for Franklin’s other ship, Terror have slowly begun to unravel this arctic mystery.
We are very excited to welcome Arctic adventurer, Geordie Dalglish to Dearcroft Montessori on Wednesday, May 6th @ 10:00 a.m. to share the story of this remarkable discovery. Geordie has been involved in many facets of the search, supporting the research team, divers and scientists in this monumental multi-disciplinary effort.
The success of the search for The Lost Franklin ships, (long considered the ‘holy grail’ of marine archaeology), has been supported by the local Inuit, Canadian Coast Guard, government and private investment and iconic publications including Canadian Geographic.
If you’d like to join us to hear Geordie Dalglish, as he speaks to our Elementary students, please feel free to join us in our Jr. High building tomorrow.
As chairman of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, Geordie Dalglish is involved in numerous initiatives supporting education, land conservancy, stewardship and Northern research initiatives.
A graduate of Dalhousie University, he is an avid outdoorsman, pilot and environmentalist.