Shackleton’s “Endurance” January 16, 1915: New Land

–from Sir Jame’s Wordie’s diary–

“16 January: I shall not soon forget the sight on deck at midnight: the sun shone feebly through cloud; a strong wind was blowing; a fair amount of brash and small floes were about; and through them the ship went dodging at full speed like a yacht, the Boss working the telegraph on the bridge like a madman. Before turning in I got a glorious sight of new land, land never seen before.”

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