The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster will continue its Nature Screen film series with “Arctic Ghost Ship,” a PBS NOVA documentary that will be shown at the museum on Thursdays, October 7 and 21, at 11:30 AM.
In 1845, explorer Sir John Franklin set sail from England with two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that would connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, across what is now the Canadian Arctic. The ships and crew were last seen by Inuit on King William Island, then vanished without a trace.
Frozen in time for almost 200 years, it wasn’t until 2014 that a Canadian mission, equipped with all the latest marine archaeological equipment, located Erebus. Terror was discovered two years later.
The film screening is free with museum admission.