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On This Day - May 29th 1916 - Southern Sky Rescue Attempt Abandoned
A Failed Rescue Aboard The Southern Sky. The Endurance Expedition. “The sea was freezing around us and the ice gradually grew thicker, reducing our speed to about five knots.” Ernest Shackleton, South. Ernest Shackleton, Tom Crean and Frank Worsley had arrived at the whaling station in Stromness, South Georgia on the 20th May 1916, via a perilous, 36 hour crossing of the islands unchartered interior. The Norwegian’s who manned the station simply could not do enough for them, despite being justifiably wary and suspicious upon first glimpsing the three decrepit characters, who had crawled down from the icy peaks they had never dared to venture upon. They listened with utter Continue Reading →