Sunday, September 25, 2011

And the Winner of HMS Terror is.........................

The article below posed the question, "Who was the unknown Canadian purchaser of HMS Terror?" It was sold at an art auction in the UK.  I suggested one option that the painting might have been purchased by a branch of the Canadian Forces.  (It would have looked pretty good hanging in the Officer's Club on University Avenue, in Toronto)

Well, dear readers - the cat is out of the bag and the winner of HMS Terror is:

                         The Canadian Museum of Civilization

The Montreal Gazette reports that  Dan Morrison, a specialist in Arctic archaelogy at Canada's main history museum says, that HMS Terror was a "Ship of enormous historical significance for Canada."

To read this article, please click here.

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