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The Thames sank in 1877, in the Yenisei close to the port of Turukhansk . Vessel was carrying a cargo bound for Britain when it ran into trouble. Researchers from Siberian State Aerospace University found the wreck. Team were near a bend in the river at Goroshikha when they found it.

The wreck of a lost 19th century British steamboat has been found in a Siberian river just 50 miles (80km) below the Arctic Circle. 
A Russian team found The Thames, which sank in 1877, in the Yenisei close to the port of Turukhansk. 
The vessel was captained by colourful and audacious Victorian mariner Joseph Wiggins, a pioneer of the Northern Sea Route which he hoped to use to tap the potential riches of Siberia. 

A Russian team found The Thames, which sank in 1877, in the Yenisei close to the port of Turukhansk. The vessel was carrying a cargo of graphite bound for Britain when it ran into trouble in icy waters in the wilds of northern Russia

The vessel was carrying a cargo of graphite bound for Britain when it ran into trouble in icy waters in the wilds of northern Russia, some 916 miles (1,475km) north of regional capital Krasnoyarsk.
It was the first vessel of its kind to penetrate the Yenisei from the Arctic in 1876, before sinking the following year.
The explorers left on a catamaran from the town of Turukhansk, 916 miles (1,475 kilometres) north of Krasnoyarsk, aiming to sail more than 560 miles (900 km) in an attempt to reach Dikson Island in the Kara Sea.
In 1876, after anchoring for the winter, they began to travel up river through the Northeast Passage.
But the ship soon ran aground in the icy water, and sank to the bottom.
The captain and his British crew survived the disaster, and travelled back home overland.
Captain Wiggins continued to sail through hazardous Arctic waters, and even supplied rail tracks for the Trans-Siberian railway line.
In all, he twice sailed up the Ob River - the world's seventh longest - and five times carried cargoes to the Yenisei.

THE NORTHEAST PASSAGE
The Northeast passage traverses the Arctic following Russia's and Norway's coasts.
It was discovered in 1850 by Robert McClure. But at the time, no one was able to navigate it.
Throughout the late 1880s, explorers were obsessed with finding a way through the Passage.
It was a tricky route. The Thames, with its seasoned crew, the first ocean vessel to enter the Yenisei, but soon struck ice before sinking.
The first to be able to navigate the passage was Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen in an expedition that ran from 1903-06
The first cruise ship is due to travel the route next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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