Monday, 15 September 2008

James Caird


James Caird, originally uploaded by www.alastairhumphreys.com.

The James Caird, at Dulwich College. I was so excited and thrilled to see this iconic Antarctic boat. If you don't know Shackleton's tale I recommend you check it out: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Caird_(boat)

What an amazing thing to have in your school! You would learn more by staring at that boat, and thinking of Shackleton's story, than in a year of classroom lessons...

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Blogger about starbarista said...

many years back at the NYC Museum of Natural History I saw a mock up of this boat combined with video screens to demonstrate how dificult it was for them to use a sextant in the conditions Shackleton and his men found themselves. The boat was stationary and there were giant screens depicting a rolling sea. I would not have wanted to find myself in that situation.

15 September 2008 at 13:57  

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