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shackleton's last ship Quest sinking in the Labrador sea in 1962

The Incredible Discovery of Shackleton's Ship, Quest: A Journey Through Time and Ice

shackleton's last ship Quest sinking in the Labrador sea in 1962
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The Incredible Discovery of Shackleton's Ship, Quest: A Journey Through Time and Ice

In the depths of the Labrador Sea  a discovery has been made that has sent ripples through the world of maritime enthusiasts. Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary ship, the Quest, has been found on th...

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What to take on a sailing trip
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What to take on a sailing trip

  As any seasoned sailor will know, packing for a sailing trip can be a challenge because space is very limited on a boat. Here is a rough guide of what you should have on-board plus a few other t...

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Rum & the Sea
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Rum & the Sea

Man’s desire to travel farther and farther across oceans provided several difficulties when it came to supplies (and most importantly what to drink!?). The usual supplies aboard British Royal Navy ...

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Shackleton's Endurance Found!
Expeditions

Shackleton's Endurance Found!

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship ‘Endurance’ has been found in the Weddell Sea 107 years after it was crushed by ice and sank to the freezing depths. Last month we excitedly relayed the news of the End...

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The hunt for Shackleton's Endurance wreck begins in Antarctica
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The hunt for Shackleton's Endurance wreck begins in Antarctica

A century after Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance was crushed by a pack of ice in 1915, a team of modern adventurers are setting sail to the Antarctic aboard the Agulhas II, a South African icebre...

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Sir Ernest Shackleton & Arthur Beale
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Sir Ernest Shackleton & Arthur Beale

Yesterday marked the 100 year anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s untimely death aboard the vessel 'Quest' on his final expedition to Antarctica. The Shackleton-Rowett Expedition is seen b...

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Oiled Wool Pullovers, Submariner Jumpers, Sailors Roll Necks and why you need one!
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Oiled Wool Pullovers, Submariner Jumpers, Sailors Roll Necks and why you need one!

They come under many names, but they haven't changed much through the centuries! Oiled Wool Pullovers have been an essential piece of kit for generations of seafarers, adventurers, wayfarers and va...

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Layering - the sailors secret for a cold night watch!
Expeditions

Layering - the sailors secret for a cold night watch!

Every adventurer knows the importance of layering clothing to maintain your temperature in the 'goldilocks' zone - not too hot and not too cold! Well, you probably already know what fans we are of ...

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Building and Sailing a Traditional Wooden Boat in The Arctic: An expedition to Jan Mayen and East Greenland
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Building and Sailing a Traditional Wooden Boat in The Arctic: An expedition to Jan Mayen and East Greenland

A talk by Will Stirling Will built the stunning yacht "Integrity". It is one of the most beautiful yachts sailing today with proper traditional planked decks, a good old fashioned wood burning ...

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Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler! 06
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Arthur Beale wasn’t always a Yacht Chandler! 06

We supplied many prestigious explorers and mountaineers. Our next few posts will cover just a few of our surprising clients. Ernest Shackleton Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO OBE FRGS FRSGS 18...

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