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Polar Explorer Shackleton's Lost Ship Could Be Hidden Under Antarctic Ice

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In one of the most epic stories in the history of polar exploration, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew had to ditch their bid to be the first to cross Antarctica when the steam-yacht Endurance became trapped by ice in the Weddell Sea, from February until November of 1915.

Now, just over a century later, another scientific expedition will search of the wreck of the Endurance.

The loss of the Endurance forced Shackleton and his 27 crewmembers to escape across the ice to Elephant Island, near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. To bring back help, Shackleton and five other crewmen then sailed in a small boat to the island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean.



I didn't know about this ship or this expedition. Very interesting article about it.  

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