Photo taken by Mr. Vega, Punta Arenas' leading photographer; 1916

Photo taken by Mr. Vega, Punta Arenas’ leading photographer; 1916

“Shortly after 7 a.m. Sir E. rowed ashore & telephoned our arrival on to Punta Arenas, so that the populace might roll up and greet us after church, we being due to arrive at 12 noon. The Yelcho was bedecked with flags… On nearing the jetty we were deafened by the tooting of whistles & cheering motor craft, which was taken up by the cast gathering on the piers & water-fronts. All introduced to the governor. On landing from the motor launch, we were welcomed by an immense crowd frantically cheering and by the togs, followed by the band, through packed streets bedecked with flags…I shall ever remember this kindness and goodwill. Immediately on taking up residence at the Royal Hotel, had a glorious scrub and bath, the first for ten months!”

— Frank Hurley

About Ernest Shackleton

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