A date to remember

Wednesday 9 March 2022 turned out to be a highly significant day for the James Caird Society and indeed for all admirers of the feats of Sir Ernest Shackleton: not only was it the date of a special reception to mark the launch of Shackleton’s legacy and the power of early Antarctic photography, but it was also the day that the discovery of Endurance, not seen for 107 years, was announced. The former took place in the warm and comfortable surroundings of the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, London; the latter, as all the world now knows, was in the Weddell Sea, 9,869 feet (3008 metres) beneath the surface where arguably the most famous ship in the world stood proud of the seabed in almost perfect condition, ‘a ship that looks like it sank yesterday.’ (Dan Snow)
More about both these events will appear in the JCS Newsletter this summer. In the meantime, you can find out more about the exhibition here and the discovery of Endurance here