Captain Kidd

Captain Kidd and Treasure, by Howard Pyle

Captain Kidd and Treasure, by Howard Pyle

“Sir E. & I have just been projecting a voyage to the S. Pacific, by way of reaction against our present forced inactivity.”

— Frank Worsley

“Shackleton was fascinated by buried treasure. He quite seriously wanted to look for pirate hoards on desert islands. The treasure of Captain Kidd was one of his private quests. In Worsley, Shackleton had found someone wholly congenial with whom to discuss such plans. Worsley, “Skipper” now to Shackleton, “Wuzzles” to everyone else, in any case had a yen for fabulous pearl beds in tropic lagoons. He was the man to agree even with the more outlandish schemes.”

— Roland Huntford, Shackleton

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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