A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
In July 2011, a team of researchers from Parks Canada explored the recently discovered wreck of HMS Investigator, a polar ship that was lost in 1853 while on a rescue mission in the Northwest Passage. The video here, taken by Parks Canada, shows the researchers establishing their camp (all supplies were brought in by helicopter), taking a Zodiac boat out into icy Mercy Bay, and diving on the wreck. The divers can be seen exploring the ship's bow, measuring around the sternpost, and recovering a double-sheave pulley from the ship's rigging.
Read "Saga of the Northwest Passage" to learn more about their expedition and discoveries.
Feature: Saga of the Northwest Passage
Slideshow: An Arctic Expedition in Watercolor