The Daring Voyage of the James Caird

Discover one of the greatest polar rescue missions ever completed.

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  • Launching the James Caird from the shore of Elephant Island, April 24, 1916.Photo Credit: Wikipedia
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  • Ernest Shackleton, center, pictured with fellow explorers Roald Amundsen (left) and Robert Edwin Peary (right).

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  • The crew on Elephant Island waves goodbye to the James Caird.

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