Message in a bottle

Pickle jar from Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition, 1907-09

Pickle jar from Shackleton’s Nimrod Expedition, 1907-09

“The Endurance has been crushed and abandoned at 69° 5′ South, 51° 35′ West, and the members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition are now at 67° 9′ South, 52° 25′ West, and proceeding to the west across the ice in the hopes of reaching land. The message concluded: ‘All well.’ Dated December 23, 1915, and signed, ‘Ernest Shackleton.'”

— Alfred Lansing, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

[Image of pickle jar from the Nimrod Expedition. Auctioned in 2010: Lot # 275: SHACKLETON’S HUT ANTARCTICA ARTIFACT PICKLE JAR, “appears to have been washed.” Item listed as sold.]

About Ernest Shackleton

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