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    Shipwreck of Shackleton’s Endurance found

    The shipwreck of Shackleton's Endurance has been found under 10,000 feet of water.

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    I can see this as the beginning of a Shackleton movie just like the Titanic! This survival story is still inspiring after more than 100 years!
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    And its condition is AMAZING! Fantastic video and photos. What a wonderful achievement.

    It was only 4 miles from Frank Worsleys last calculated position in 1914. Another testament to his navigation skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    And its condition is AMAZING! Fantastic video and photos. What a wonderful achievement.

    It was only 4 miles from Frank Worsleys last calculated position in 1914. Another testament to his navigation skills.
    Yes simply amazing. One of the reports I read stated that it’s amazingly preserved condition was due to the water being so cold. Which facilitates an environment that microbes that would normally feed off a wreck like this in warmer water are not present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    And its condition is AMAZING! Fantastic video and photos. What a wonderful achievement.

    It was only 4 miles from Frank Worsleys last calculated position in 1914. Another testament to his navigation skills.
    Chances are that it drifted a considerable distance while on the way down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nessmuk View Post
    Chances are that it drifted a considerable distance while on the way down.
    Possible. I think his most amazing achievement was his open-boat nav from Elephant Island to South Georgia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    Possible. I think his most amazing achievement was his open-boat nav from Elephant Island to South Georgia.
    Of course.
    As a former USAF aircraft instructor navigator myself, having navigated over the Polar regions using celestial techniques prior to the existance of GPS, and now a recreational land navigation instructor/guide, I can certainly appreciate the impressive precision of Worsley's effort and dedication.
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    Lots of interesting history associated with that expedition.
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