Man Proposes, God Disposes by Edwin Henry Landseer, 1864. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Canadian researchers say they have discovered the wreckage of one of the ship's from Captain Sir John Franklin's lost 1845-1846 Arctic expedition, solving one of the major exploration mysteries of the Victorian Era. Franklin's team was locked in the ice during a doomed expedition searching for a passage through the islands of northern Canada, the famed Northwest Passage. All of the crew members eventually died. The remains of the expedition were never found, though numerous search parties were sent out to look for them. Researchers are not yet sure if they have found the HMS Erebus or the HMS Terror, but they have good views of the wreck under the waters of Victoria Strait, just off King William Island.