Shackleton’s lost ship Endurance found off Antarctica
Original post: Another World Adventures
If you’re captivated by stories of historic exploration then hold onto your seat. Scientists have found and filmed one of the greatest ever undiscovered shipwrecks 107 years after it sank.
This weekend, The Endurance, the lost vessel of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, was found at the bottom of the Weddell Sea. The ship was crushed by sea-ice and sank in 1915, forcing Shackleton and his men to make an astonishing escape on foot and in small boats.
Video of the remains show Endurance to be in remarkable condition.
“Without any exaggeration this is the finest wooden shipwreck I have ever seen – by far,” said marine archaeologist Mensun Bound, who is on the discovery expedition and has now fulfilled a dream ambition in his near 50-year career.
The discover was uncovered on the 100th anniversary of Shackleton’s funeral but it won’t be raised to the surface. The wreck is a designated monument under the international Antarctic Treaty and must not be disturbed in any way.
And so, a fascinating chapter in the story of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition!
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