The Drift of Shackleton’s ‘Aurora’ November 23, 1915: “Land was seen at 8 a.m. . . .”

–from the daily journal of Captain J. R. Stenhouse, quoted in Shackleton’s ‘South— “November 23. –At 3 a.m. Young Island, Balleny Group, was seen bearing north 54º east (true). The island, which showed up clearly on the horizon, under a heavy stratus-covered sky, appeared to be very far distant. By latitude at noon we are … More The Drift of Shackleton’s ‘Aurora’ November 23, 1915: “Land was seen at 8 a.m. . . .”

Shackleton’s ‘Aurora’ adrift, September 5, 1915: “. . .through blinding drift and over big heaps of snow.”

–from Shackleton’s account “South”, quoting from J. R. Stenhouse’s log of the drift of the ‘Aurora’– “September 5. — The mizzen wireless mast came down in a raging blizzard today. In the forenoon I managed to crawl to windward on the top of the bridge-house, and under the lee of the chart-house watched the mast … More Shackleton’s ‘Aurora’ adrift, September 5, 1915: “. . .through blinding drift and over big heaps of snow.”

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 11, 1915: . . .and very weird travelling in the dark.

–from Ernest Shackleton’s account “South”– “Mackintosh intended now to move the stores to the proper place [on the Barrier, where Shackleton could later pick them up along a line between Bluff Peak and Mount Discovery]. He sighted the depot flag about four miles away, and after pitching camp at the new depot site, he went … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 11, 1915: . . .and very weird travelling in the dark.

Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, March 2, 1915: “. . . all hand were employed in clearing out the ‘tween decks. . .”

–from Sir Ernest Shackleton’s account “South”– “The month of March opened with a severe north-easterly gale. Five Weddells and two crab-eaters were shot on the floe during the morning of March 1, and the wind, with fine drifting snow, sprang up while the carcasses were being brought in by sledging parties. The men were compelled … More Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, March 2, 1915: “. . . all hand were employed in clearing out the ‘tween decks. . .”