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Ernest Shackleton

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 3, 2012

Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) was a British mariner and polar explorer, active during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. He joined the British merchant marine at age 16 and sailed world-wide until 1900, when he talked his way into the…

Chinese research icebreaker Xue Long

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 25, 2012

The Xue Long (Snow Dragon) is the premier polar vessel of the People’s Republic of China. It was built in the Ukraine in 1993 and modified upon its acquisition by China in 1994. Its major function is to serve as a resupply vessel and scientific research platform in the Antarctic and the Arctic.

Nikumaroro

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 21, 2010

Nikumaroro (previously known as Gardner Island) is a small coral atoll in the central Pacific Ocean situated just south of the Equator and just west of the 180th meridian. It lies in the Phoenix Island Chain and is part of the Republic of Kiribati.