The animals fed and kept the men alive, they entertained them, and they kept them on their toes. This essay will give you more information on how the animals helped the crew of the Endurance endure their time imprisoned on the ice. What exactly were the animals Shackleton and his crew encountered and what were they like? One of the animals that played the largest part in the crew's story about the expedition
Shackleton knew he had to calm his crew before they could go on because they had just lost their main source of transport. He had decided they better keep moving, although the ship was sunk they managed to get the dogsleds before it was submerged by water, as well as some lifeboats. This was great planning by Shackleton and his crew. On the way from Elephant Island to South Georgia island the men had to be on a rotating shift of hacking away at the ice that was growing on their boat. This would have been an extreme duty because if one of the men were to fall overboard they most likely would have frozen to death.
Finally the boat got smashed by the ice, but they continued on foot carrying a heavy load of provisions, equipment and two lifeboats. With this load, they also had to look after sixty-nine dogs. To make matters worse, the ice was melting forcing them to move from ice floe, to ice floe. During this journey, they had many speed bumps, for example, at one point someone fell into the water and at another time, Shackleton got separated from the group on a different fjord. Furthermore, a seaman, whose job was to take the Endurance, to Antarctica and return to England, started to rebel against Shackleton.
Shackleton, being his lighted-hearted self, allowed the Chileans to throw some handfuls of cigars to the shore, which the men thankfully took before clambering on board (Sir Ernest). They quickly returned home with much praise to Shackleton for his heroic rescue. But still the war continues, and almost all the men quickly joined the fight (Sir Ernest). By the time Shackleton published his story, three had already lost their lives in battle (Sir Ernest). So quickly they would sacrifice themselves for their country.
A Norwegian lumber barge called the Strømwellwas caught in a storm and dragged into the cape where Camp Meriwether now resides. It was broken up and the wreckage washed ashore on the beach near the cape. Only the captain survived, trapped in the wreckage while his crew and his young wife drowned in the storm. He was found by some natives and died a few weeks later from gangrene in one of his shattered limbs. Apparently, he went mad from grief before the end, rambling on about how he should have gone down with the ship so that the others could have survived.
Elephants can eat up to 350 pounds of food every day. So every day they ate and the weight of the ship got lighter as the food became depleted. Ethan, the sea dragon , swam up to the bow of the ship and hollered up to the elephants. He asked, “ Do you want to come in and swim?” Jade, Pumpkin, Cherry and Goldie all shook their heads no. They were too afraid to jump into the deep ocean without being able to touch the bottom of it.
Due to these achievements, Shackleton was knighted by King Edward VII on his return home. After Shackleton's South Pole expedition he grew an obsession to reach the Antarctic. He made an attempt in 1907. However, he fell short and hard to return due to
However, against all expectations, the Sea Venture had weathered the storm—barely. Among the survivors, William Strachey described the experience most vividly in a very long letter (twenty-two folio pages when finally printed), written in Virginia to an unnamed lady in England. For three days and four nights, Strachey remembered, all hands—crew and passengers, noblemen and commoners—pumped, bailed, cast trunks and barrels overboard, and threw down much of the ship’s rigging, while sailors, lighting their way with candles, stuffed the leaking hull with whatever came to hand, even beef from the ship’s larder(Skura 22). Many distraught souls, resigned to a watery death, bid their friends farewell(Vaughan 11) or took refuge in drink. But “it pleased
Fishing Vessel sank and was abandoned due to heavy weather and internal problems of the ship. This is one of many accidents that every seafarer should learn from because it teaches about how to be aware of the environment and weather, the operational maintenance of the vessel and to always follow rules when in the sea. Reports say there were only three members of the crew of fishing vessel CAPT. DAVID, two deckhands and the master. Reports also say that there was another fishing vessel that accompanied them in fishing, the fishing vessel MISS KAYLEE.
Robert, being unable to swim, starts drowning and screaming for help. He drifts into unconsciousness, to laughter echoing all around him. When he wakes up, he finds himself on board a ship, Captain’s Revenge, with many seamen in eccentric and elaborate costumes. After much effort in trying to communicate with them, he realised with much consternation that he had somehow travelled back in time to 1695. The pirates, having seen him appear in the sea out of a flash of light, saved him out of curiosity.