Thursday, October 25, 2012

On October 25

On this day in ...
... 1978, a Spanish galleon was found off the coast of Labrador by Dr. Selma Barkham and researchers from the Public Archives of Canada. The ship had been sunk in 1525. Barkham (right) was the 1st historian to document the presence of Basque maritime explorers in that part of Canada. (photo credit) She is a member of the Order of Canada and won many other awards in recognition of her work.

(Prior October 25 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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