Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, February 25, 1915: The decision to occupy the hold for the winter

–from Thomas Orde Lees’ diary–

“25 February 1915. The decision to reside in the hold for the winter has been promulgated and a tremendous upheaval has taken place there today. Most of the dog kennels have been put out on the floe and the dogs in future will live there. This will be a great relief to us, for there will be no more cleaning up to do on board, no molre rattling of chains at night, and the barking will be less audible. Sir Ernest considers that it is so improbable that we shall require to erect the hut that he has appropriated a certain portion of it to be used in the construction of the cubicles which we are to occupy in the hold.”

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