Join your host, Lauren, as we discuss, explore, and delve into the ocean and the forgotten locations of the world looking at shipwrecks and the lost cities of the past, plus some contemporary implications of what these sites mean to us today in the modern.
La Salle’s La Belle (part 1)
Today we talk about the doomed French expedition to find the Mississippi River Delta (again) to colonize it first over a petty feud with Spain. They missed the Mississippi River by a long shot and ended up in a west Texas bay leading into the Gulf thinking “I don’t remember it being this small”. This is a story of incompetence at the highest of levels.
HMS Erebus and HMS Terror
Franklin's Lost Expedition of 1845 lost all 129 men during what was meant to be a 2 year voyage. Beset in ice, the crew abandoned ship and trekked across the Arctic tundra for help, only to disappear, never heard from again. The crew and their ships, the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus, remained a mystery for over 100 years until Parks Canada found them in 2016. Research has been ongoing ever since! Join me as I talk about the history behind the ships that eluded explorers for years, and a mystery that still needs answers.
Intro and Trailer
We will do a 10 episode season for shipwrecks with 10 minisodes on a submerged city per season. Take to Twitter and tell me what shipwreck you want to hear the background of and I’ll tell you their story. This is a podcast about the shipwrecks and submerged cities and the archaeology that takes place in their discovery and conservation. I’m going to tell you the story behind them, why and how they were lost (if known), and how the excavation went. So please join me for this armchair exploration of the worlds deepest (literally) mysteries!