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Live from the Northwest Passage, the search for Sir John Franklin

It's been one week since the launch of the largest search yet for the so-called "holy grail" of shipwrecks. The disappearance of two British ships under the command of Sir John Franklin is one of Canada's greatest mysteries. The HMS Terror and HMS Erebus set sail in 1845 in search of the Northwest Passage. . . but were lost at sea. Now, two new ships have set out as part of a Parks Canada mission to find what remains of the doomed Franklin fleet.  The CBC's David Common is on board one of them -- an icebreaker named the Sir Wilfrid Laurier. We reached him by satellite phone this morning.

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