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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Shackleton polar expedition photos by Frank Hursley

  Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-17 expedition was an attempt to cross Antarctica from one side to the other via the South Pole, but in January 1915 the expedition ship, the Endurance, became locked in the ice of the Weddell Sea, which slowly crushed and finally sank the vessel over the following months, while Shackleton and … Continue reading “Shackleton polar expedition photos by Frank Hursley”

Fancy investing in an expanding Arthur Beale?

Alasdair Flint of chandler Arthur Beale in the West End of London has written with an unusual investment opportunity. The company is expanding and is looking for investors. I’m not qualified to advise on something like this, but here’s what Alasdair has to say: ‘This is not so much a “start-up” opportunity but more a … Continue reading “Fancy investing in an expanding Arthur Beale?”