Last year I posted about the book The Terror by Dan Simmons, a fictionalized account of the Lost Franklin Expedition to find the Northwest Passage in 1845. I think the book will appeal to a lot of gamers and I enjoyed it immensely.
In the news today is the story about finding the wreck of one of the ships sent out to find the Franklin expedition, the HMS Investigator. While searching for the lost ships caught in the ice, the Investigator became caught in the ice herself and was eventually abandoned in 1853. The wreck is remarkably well-preserved in the cold Arctic waters.