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James Caird replica Alexandra Shackleton is launched at Portland

A replica of the James Caird built by the International Boatbuilding Training College was officially named and launched at Portland on Sunday, 18th March. She is to be used by the Shackleton Epic Expedition to recreate Ernest Shackleton’s original voyage in April 1916, … Continue reading

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More on the new replica James Caird

The original James Caird being launched. The photo taken from the Wikipedia appeared in Ernest Shackleton’s book, South published in 1919. It was probably taken by expedition photographer Frank Hurley International Boatbuilding Training College principal Nat Wilson has written to … Continue reading

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Faithful James Caird replica to sail from Elephant to South Georgia

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Adventurer Tim Jarvis and the Hon Alexandra Shackleton with the original James Caird at last year’s Earl’s Court Sail, Power & Watersports Show A replica of Shackleton’s famous boat the James Caird built at the the Sail, Power & … Continue reading

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