Category Archives: Shackleton

Of philosophic mien

“Three emperor penguins made their appearance in a lead west of the ship on May 3. They pushed their heads throught the young ice while two of the men were standing by the lead. The men imitated the emperor’s call … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the sun

“We said good-bye to the sun on May 1 and entered the period of twilight that would be followed by the darkness of midwinter. The sun by the aid of refraction just cleared the horizon at noon and set shortly … Continue reading

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Names of the dogs

“I do not know who had been responsible for some of the names, which seem to represent a variety of tastes. All the dogs except eight had been named. “They were as follows: “Rugby, Upton, Bristol, Millhill, Songster, Sandy, Mack, … Continue reading

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Hussey and Samson

Hussey and Samson “Our store of seal meat amounted now to about 5000 lbs., and I calculated that we had enough meat and blubber to feed the dogs for ninety days without trenching upon the sledging rations. The teams were … Continue reading

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Losing dogs

“We [are] still losing dogs through sickness, due to stomach and intestinal worms. “Wild, Crean, Macklin, McIlroy, Marston, and Hurley each had charge of a team, and were fully responsible for the exercising, training, and feeding of their own dogs. … Continue reading

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Shackleton’s cabin

“I have been insolating the boss’s cabin as he is going to stay in it during the winter we are drifting away from the land so I don’t think there will be any chance of a landing next spring.” — … Continue reading

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Ice Pillars

“We brought certain stores aboard and provided space on deck for the dogs in case they had to be removed from the floe at short notice. We had run a 500-fathom steel wire round the ship, snow-huts, and kennels, with … Continue reading

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