“The sailors are busy at work erecting a canvas hut 23 feet x 11 feet from sails and spars, to be used as a galley and shelter. I searched the ship over for a suitable object that could be converted into a cooking range; and as the ash chute was the nearest approach to the desideratum, it was conveyed to the camp… The stove is designed to consume blubber for fuel, & when installed in the new shelter, should ameliorate the cook’s duties considerably. The chipping of two holes fifteen inches in diameter with a blunt flat chisel was a somewhat arduous undertaking.”

— Frank Hurley

About Ernest Shackleton

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