Shackleton 100

Aug 1, 2014 | News

In August 2014 Arcturus was proud to be among the sponsors of the Devon and Cornwall Polar Society’s Shackleton 100 event in Plymouth, held at the hotel where Shackleton stayed the night before Endurance left Millbay Docks bound for Buenos Aires on the epic Transantarctic Endurance Expedition 1914-1917. The event involved  three days of lectures, receptions and a celebration dinner, culminating with a replica tall ship sailing out of Millbay at noon on 8 August — 100 years to the day after Endurance.

If you live in the West Country and are interested in polar history then do consider joining this fantastic group of people with their wealth of polar knowledge and expertise. Some of them are descendants of the men who sailed with Scott and Shackleton and everyone is welcome to join.

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The society is looking into the exciting possibility of running a polar trip for its members in the next year or two. Do get in touch with Fiona if you would like more details.

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