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Graphic History of Antarctic Exploration

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A web-based graphic showing the History of Antarctic Exploration has been created by specialist Antarctic cruise company Hurtigruten in collaboration with the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust, UKAHT.

The graphic shows a map of Antarctica and links the places first visited and track of the voyages. Starting in 1810 with the discovery of Macquarie Island by Australian Frederick Hasselborough and the South Shetland Islands by Englishman William Smith in 1819 the graphic moves through the years to 1917 when Shackleton rescued his men from Elephant Island.

 

Tuesday, November 6th 2018

Brian Dorsett-Bailey

Brian Dorsett-Bailey, who has died aged 79, was a Trustee of the British Antarctic Monument Trust. He was the brother of Jeremy Bailey who died in a crevasse accident in 1965 near the British Antarctic Survey base of Halley Bay. Jeremy was a pioneer in the technology of ice-depth radar which allowe… Full Story...
Saturday, October 27th 2018

A gleaming Southern Monument

Ian Bury, our contractor friend in the Falkland Islands, has thoroughly polished the Southern Monument in preparation for the influx of tourists either staying for a holiday in the Falklands or passing through on a cruise ship bound for South Georgia and the Antarctic. There has been a significant a… Full Story...
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