HMS Investigator was a merchant ship purchased in 1848 to search for Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Nothwest Passage expedtion. The 120ft vessel made two voyages to the Arctic and had to be abandoned in 1853, after becoming trapped in the pack ice.
In July 2010, a team of Parks Canada scientists, archaeologists, and surveyors began searching for the sunken wreck of the Investigator in Mercy Bay at the northern tip of Aulavik National Park. In 2011 the site was mapped by the Park Canada Underwater Archeology Team. I was invited to join the expedition as the project photographer.