The tour begins on Friday (June 7) and coincides with the release of his later book Erebus
: The Story Of A Ship.
Once the much-feted Ross had been appointed leader of the expedition, the lords of the admiralty began the search for suitable vessels, eventually alighting on two bomb ships: Erebus
and the smaller Terror.
To help tell the story, he has travelled to various locations across the world - Tasmania, the Falklands, the Canadian Arctic - to search for local information, and to experience at first hand the terrain and the conditions that would have confronted the Erebus
and her crew.
HMS Terror was accompanied by HMS Erebus
which also went missing but was found 31 miles away in 2014.
Last seen in the 1840s while under the command of Sir John Franklin, HMS Erebus
and HMS Terror have long been among the most sought-after prizes in marine archaeology and the subject of songs, poems and novels.
Few Canadians who read newspapers or watch mainstream media could have missed the euphoria in September 2014, when one of the long-lost ships of the Sir John Franklin Expedition, HMS Erebus
, was found at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean by a diverse team of public and private partners.
- Pontiac, MI: New to Erebus
this year are the Dungeon of Dread, filled with unnerving, tormented souls that are sure to make your blood run cold, and the Undead Dolls Quarter, where toys that once filled the dreams of children are now a living nightmare for adults.
It most recently launched a new label, Erebus
Pictures, with media mogul Gene Simmons, which is set to finance and produce elevated horror movies.
An introduction by Ken McGoogan provides readers with background on the 2014 discovery of the wreck of one of Franklin's ships, HMS Erebus
, and connects these events to the 19th century story.
Using interview footage and re-creations, the film focuses on the men sent to clear up after Air New Zealand Flight 901 crashed into Mount Erebus
in Antartica in 1979, killing all 257 people onboard.