It's the Erebus!
|Now we know its HMS Erebus!|
So the Inuit testimony is accurate. Therefore, there's no point in searching for the Terror, it must be the ship that the Inuit said was crushed and driven ashore on King William Island.
Dive on the Erebus next summer and find all manner of wonderful things preserved in the cold water (the body of the tall man with long teeth?), but don't neglect all the small islands nearby. Might they be where the last crew members buried records and/or the bodies of their comrades before they set off east to an unknown end. Inuit testimony again—two or three men set off east from the Erebus (trapped in one year ice) in the spring (1849 or 1850?).
A final rant—why are these announcements left to politicians (Harper during question time!), instead of scientists who know something and could possibly say how they determined it was Erebus? I know the answer, it just depresses me.
In case you missed it the first time, here's my moment of fame on CTV, looking intelligent yet approachable. Was the phone call to let me know I'd been selected for a free cruise to the Bahamas?