The book Shackleton's Boat tells the amazing story of the James Caird, the 23 foot whaler in which Sir Ernest Shackleton made his epic voyage from Antarctica to South Georgia, in a desperate bid to save the lives of his entire crew.

This beautifully produced, fully illustrated book by Harding McGregor Dunnett, founder of the James Caird Society and a world authority on Shackleton, is the first and only book about the James Caird.

In the book, Harding Dunnett traces the entire history of the James Caird from its commissioning to its present resting place at Dulwich College.

Shackleton's Boat. The story of the James Caird


Shackleton's Boat - The Story of the James Caird by Harding McGregor Dunnett is available in hardback, price UK £20 + postage/shipping (price on application) from Pippa Hare, Neville and Harding Ltd., School Farm, Benenden, Kent TN17 4EU, U.K. Telephone: +44 (0)1580 240755, fax: +44 (0)1580 240960, e-mail: (payment : cheque in pounds sterling only, please).

Alternatively from Central Books Ltd, 99 Wallis Road, London E9 5LN, U.K., telephone: +44 (0)20 8525 8840, fax: +44 (0) 20 8533 5821, e-mail: (main credit cards accepted : Visa, Mastercard, Switch, American Express).

The book is in large format (Crown Quarto, 25cm x 19cm) and includes 160 pages plus l80 photographs, drawings, diagrams and maps, many of them unique and not previously published. ISBN: 0 948028 02 5.

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Shackleton's Boat, the James Caird, on 
display at Dulwich College

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The James Caird on display at London's Middlesex Hospital, after its epic journey

Harding McGregor Dunnett and Trevor Potts with the Sir Ernest Shackleton, the replica of the James Caird, in which Potts and three others retraced Shackleton's perilous boat journey.


Shackleton's Grave, photographed by Harding Dunnett, chairman of the James Caird Society



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