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Aaron says, “My uncle gifted me a book when I was in middle school that was all about ‘the great explorers’ and I’ve been captivated by Shackleton’s incredible story of shipwreck and survival ever since. To see the footage and images of his sunken ship, the Endurance, so perfectly preserved after more than a century at the bottom of the Arctic Sea—and 100 years to the day after Shackleton’s death—sparked all those feelings of awe and wonder. Just amazing stuff!”
“This is by far the finest wooden shipwreck I have ever seen. It is upright, well proud (clear) of the seabed, intact, and in a brilliant state of preservation. You can even see ‘Endurance’ arced across the stern, directly below the taffrail.”– Mensun Bound, director of exploration for the Endurance22 expedition
In the early 1900s, explorer Ernest Shackleton attempted, but ultimately failed, to become the first person to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. Antarctic ice sunk the ship, though fortunately all the men on board were eventually rescued. More than 100 years later, the ship was located below the surface of the Weddell Sea. A video shows the sunken ship in remarkably good condition.