After A Century Underwater, The Polar Exploration Ship Endurance Has Been Found
The magnificent 144 foot 3 masted ship was caught in Antarctic ice in the summer of 1915. Captained by Sir Earnest Shackleton on an expedition to the South Pole. The ice proved to be too much and ended up crushing the ship, sending her to her final resting place in the cold dark depths below. The whole crew survived but the world thought the ship might be lost forever. A group of explorers set out to find the Endurance after everyone in the community saying it couldn't be done because of the ice. The ship has now been labeled as a historical monument and nothing will be raised or removed from the wreckage. The preservation of the wreck is incredible and it looks as though it hit the ocean floor just a week ago. The ship sank 106 years ago and was found 6 kilometers from where the last position was recorded. The Endurance carried a crew of 28 men on a mission to be the first ship to cross the Atlantic or to cross Antarctica. They never stepped foot on the continent because they were caught in an unexpected block of ice. The ship was found nearly 2 miles deep! It took 34 dives in the ice-clogged waters to find the ship. The ice cold water preserved the Endurance in incredible condition. Check out these pics! If you have any more Endurance facts send them my way. I love this kin of history and exploration.
The crew managed to take these photographs before the ship was crushed by the ice.
Sir Earnest Shackleton
The 28 brave men who survived on ice drifts for 5 months before finding an opportunity to leave in small women boats.
After 43 dives by remote machines, The Endurance was found 2 miles deep.