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, when he and five others sailed their ship’s boat, the original James Caird, 8oo miles … Continue reading “James Caird replica Alexandra Shackleton is launched at Portland”

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The new James Caird at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show this weekend

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] The new James Caird, photographed a few days ago If you’re wondering what to do this weekend – perhaps now’s the time to decide, for Friday sees the first day of the three-day Beale Park Thames Boat Show at Pangbourne! An important attraction of the show this year is a recreation of the … Continue reading “The new James Caird at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show this weekend”

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 tell us a bit more of the story of the new James Caird replica being … Continue reading “More on the new replica James Caird”