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A Read the article . The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition For hundreds of years , sailors talked about a mysterious sea path called the Northwest Passage . This passage connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans . Many ships sailed to look for it but 5 nobody could find it . In 1845 , the two ships , the Erebus and the Terror , sailed to look for the sea path . The captain of the ship , Sir John Franklin was an excellent sailor and his ships were the best in England . He believed that he and his sailors would find the sea path . 10 Three years passed . No one heard anything about the two ships or the 129 sailors . Ships tried to find the missing sailors , but they didn’t succeed . By 1854 , many people in England believed that the sailors were all dead . But Lady Jane Franklin did not believe her husband was dead . She paid for ships to continue looking for her husband Sir John Franklin and his men . In 15 1859 , the men on one of these ships found a metal box . Inside it were two letters from sailors on the Erebus and the Terror . In one letter , from May 1847 , a sailor wrote that the ships were frozen in the ocean ice and couldn’t move . He wrote that the men were all feeling well . In the second letter , from April 1848 , the sailor wrote that twenty-four men were dead . Among these 20 men was Sir John . The one hundred and five sailors who were still alive decided to walk across the ice to look for help . They never found that help . Today it is possible to learn more about many of the ocean’s mysteries . In 2014 , Canadian divers found the Erebus . It was eleven meters under the sea in the Canadian Arctic . Modern technology helped to solve the mystery of 25 one of the missing ships of the Franklin expedition .

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