Official visit to the wreck

Frank Wild surveying the wreck of the Endurance

Frank Wild surveying the wreck of the Endurance

“Pay the official visit to the wreck with the Chief and Wild. Yesterday’s mild blizzard has put the final touch to the destruction wrought by pressure and the salvage gangs. Large snow ramps have formed around the remains of the hull, almost entirely burying the decks, the fo’c’sle being entirely buried beneath the floe. But for the stump of the foremast and the funnel, one would be sceptical if told that that collection of fragmentary timbers and twisted rails was once a ship. After saluting the ensign, with a detonator fired on the poop, we returned sadly to camp.”

— Frank Hurley

About Ernest Shackleton

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