Save Them, Get Out, Hurry- HMS Terror Teen Escape Room
March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)
In the spring of 1845, the best-provisioned Arctic expedition in history, HMS Terror, set sail in search of a passage across the northern seas. Captained by famed British explorer John Franklin, the ship became trapped by ice and disappeared somewhere off the coast of Canada’s Victoria Strait. Discovered in 2014, the sunken ship became nothing but the mere talk of legends until suddenly, in the fall of 2019, it rose eerily up from the depths of its watery grave. Citizens of the neighboring villages began to wonder and share fabled stories about the crew’s mysterious fate.
Due to the icy-cold waters, most of the items aboard the ship have been impeccably preserved over the last century. The only actual evidence about the cause of the shipwreck was a note found stashed inside a rock cairn on King William Island. Dated April 1848, it said that ice had trapped the ship in September 1846.
Thanks to modern technology, scientists have been able to explore the nearly pristine contents of the wreckage. What happened to the survivors? What caused their disappearance? Was it a crash? Was it disease? Can you help figure out the fate of the ship and crew before the ghostly contents decay and become nothing more than a relic of the past?
Up to 10 participants per session. First 10 people will join Session 1, which will begin at 6 PM. Second session will start at 7 PM. Waiting for your session? Play an escape card game while you wait!