Endurance22: The Search for Shackleton’s Lost Ship
Monday, July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In February 2022, a multinational crew set out to hunt for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s sunken ice ship Endurance–the most famous undiscovered shipwreck in the world!
Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew set sail in Endurance in 1914 with the ambitious goal of making the first overland crossing of the Antarctic continent. Encountering ice in the Weddell Sea, they were trapped for many months. Unable to break the ship free, they set out in life boats as the ice crushed Endurance and she sank in November 1915. Shackleton and the crew were eventually rescued after many harrowing months–and the Endurance lay unseen for over 100 years.
The S.A. Agulhas II, one of the largest and most modern polar research vessels in the world, took on the mission to locate, survey and film the wreck of Endurance. The Endurance22 expedition encountered numerous hazards, navigating through dangerous sea ice and harsh weather. In March 2022 Endurance was located, and found to be in an excellent state of preservation.
We are very pleased that Tim Jacob will join us on Zoom to talk about the voyage and share his experiences onboard as the expedition’s Education Outreach Coordinator. Tim is the Director of the Traveler Program at Reach the World, a NYC nonprofit that connects classrooms with travelers through global, virtual exchanges.
Please register to receive the Zoom link.