Ernest Shackleton Shipwreck At the Bottom of the World the Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance By Jennifer Armstrong Dylan Lindquist
Life Timeline Shackleton went on the He leaves Georgia Island and Discovery to the South Pole. heads for the pole. There The ship has to go through the is no turning back now. Southern Ocean the most December 5, 1914 treacherous ocean anywhere. 1908 August 1, 1914 December 6-31, 1914 Shackleton leaves on Endurance The Endurance starts heading to the South Pole. through the ice. The icebergs The trip will be at least one make navigation very and a half years . dangerous.
Life timeline He decides to stay on the ship The crew leaves He launches the three life that is stuck in the ice. The ice the safety and boats into the cold can crush the ship and warmth of the Southern Ocean. If they the South Pole has Endurance. miss Elephant Island they bad weather in the winter. October 27, 1915 have very little chance of surviving. January 19, 1915April 8, 1916 March 16 1915October 30,1915 Shackleton turns off the Shackleton starts dragging two engines of the Endurance. lifeboats across the ice. They This means the crew will have to drag them 346 miles stay on the ship until the ice across the cold Antarctic. breaks in the spring.
Life Timeline Shackleton and the six man crew leave Elephant Island to go 800 hundred miles to Georgia Island. If the navigation is wrong the six man crew will most likely die. April 24, 1916 May 18, 1916 Shackleton, Worsley and Creen start hiking across the mountains on Georgia Island. They don’t have a map to show where they were going.
Patient-Blue Ernest Shackleton is a very patient man. One example of his patience is on page 26. “But by March 16, winter on the ice seemed inevitable. Shackleton ordered the fires to be burned down. The men all knew what that meant: they were stuck until the ice broke in the spring.” Another example is when “he announced they would stay where they were and let the drifting pack carry them Northward. From there they would be in better position to make for Paulet Island.” They pitched camp where they were on the ice. The new camp was called Patience Camp.
Adventurous-Purple Shackleton is also a very adventurous man. He once said, “I am good as an explorer and nothing else.”“As a child he had been something of a loner reading adventure stories in the day.” The author Armstrong wrote” the forty year old Shackleton was a showman with a polar Glory.” She also said “he had been bitten hard by an exploration bug.” Shackleton had gone to the South Pole twice before the journey of the Endurance.
Leader-Red Shackleton’s leadership was very important to his journey. “Shackleton was a master at keeping his crew working together.” He never let the crew forget that their strength lay in unity.”“Under Shackletons leadership fighting never broke out among the men even though they weren’t exactly cut out to be buddies.”“Shackleton made sure the ship’s routine was always followed.” Even when hiking across the mountains of Georgia Island Shackleton lead the way. He brought all the men home through the hard times.
Shackleton’s Special Place A special place for Shackleton would be at the end of the South Pole where there is no more ice. Shackleton’s goal was to cross the South Pole end to end but he got stopped by the ice. It would be very special for him to make it across. On each of the three journeys he took to the South Pole his goal was ruined by Mother Nature. His polar glory was his life. He set out on another journey after the Endurance in 1922 even though he was very sick. On his journey when he was close to dying Macklin the Doctor said to him ”you’ll have to change your way of life boss.” He said back to him “that I can’t do.” He died soon after. End of South Pole ice
Confidence Button Once Shackleton got home from the South Pole I would give him a Confidence Button. His motto was “by endurance we conquer”. A man in his crew named Bakewell said” he was always cheerful and gave everyone confidence that we would get out of” the Antarctic. Shackleton said “he was confident that the Norwegian built ship with the thick skull could get them through the winter. He only had one concern that the ship would drift off course.” He didn’t even worry about them all surviving. Shackleton was confident the men could march 346 miles across the frozen sea with three lifeboats. by endurance we conquer This button represents Shackleton’s confidence that they would get to land.
Shackleton’s Café Menu Appetizers Leader Lobster $11.25 This lasagna is Entrees Leader Lobster $11.25 This lobster is a crowd pleaser. It is a Maine lobster smothered in lemon sauce. Shackleton was a master at keeping his crew together. You will have a tight crew if you let your family buy this lobster. Boat Trip Special $8.95 This was a special treat for the crew and it can be for you too. The buffet consists of anchovies in oil, baked beans and hare for appetizers. The entrees are ham and sausage. Boat Block Soup $8.75 The boat block is a block of food “composed of lard, oatmeal, beef protein, vegetable protein, salt and sugar. The block is boiled and is turned into a soup.
Shackleton’s Café Menu Entrees Surf & Turf Buffet $12.55 This buffet consists of turtle soup, jugged hare and whitebait fish as the main course. For dessert there is mince pies, figs and plum pudding. This meal can feed your whole crew (family). Light Endurance Lunch $8.75 The Light Endurance Lunch is an everyday meal that the crew would eat. It consists of jam, bread and soup. It is served with a nice hot cocoa.
Shackleton’s Café Menu Desserts South Pole Chills $2.50 This white vanilla ice cream is just like the South Pole. It is chilled at -72 Degrees (average temp. of South Pole) and is white just like the color of the Pole. You might even get a few chunks of frost with it. Hot drinks all around $6.25 Just what Shackleton would have loved a round of hot cocoa. He would always give out hot drinks to cheer everyone up. By the end of the journey the crew was limited to one hot drink a day each. This round of drinks would have kept the crew warm.
Shackleton’s song I think Shackleton would really enjoy Eureka’s song Going Home. The song is about him and his crew’s journey on the Endurance. Eureka’s Going Home talks about Shackleton’s confidence that they will all get home alive. An example of this is the lines “Our ship is gone but our will is strong. We’ll survive”. This is like when Bakewell said” he was always cheerful and gave everyone confidence that we would get out of” the Antarctic. The song is a brief summary of the key events. The words “no mission’s won but hope is not gone” have an important meaning. Shackleton’s goal was to go across the South Pole end to end but he was stopped by the ice. He never gave up hope though that they would get out of the ice and get back to land. The part about are stores are gone is about how all their food was gone. They had to eat seal to survive. I think this song nicely summarizes Shackleton’s journey.