Grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton at Grytviken. Photograph by John Noble (S0015468)
"My only link to Shackleton is seeing his grave on South Georgia which I visited in 2015 during the expedition to eradicate rats on the island, led by Prof. Tony Martin for the South Georgia Heritage Trust. My father's family company Christian Salvesen, in its time the biggest whaling company in the world, was my original South Georgia link. Shackleton's return to civilisation in South Georgia was through the whaling station at Stromness on the northwest side of the island, close to the Salvesen base at Leith Harbour. The whalecatcher Southern Sky, which Shackleton used in his first (abortive) attempt to rescue the rest of his party on Elephant Island, was part of the Salvesen fleet"
Information kindly supplied by Jo Elliot, visitor to the Enduring Eye exhibition, Edinburgh.
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