Shackleton : The James Caird Society




Shackleton's Boat - The Story of the James CairdShackleton's Boat - The Story of the James Caird is the first and only book exclusively about the James Caird, the 23 foot whaler in which Sir Ernest Shackleton made his epic voyage from Antarctica to South Georgia, thus saving the lives of his entire crew. An epic tale of courage and endurance, it was the most famous open boat journey in history.

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

Shackleton's Boat traces the entire history of the James Caird from its commissioning by Frank Worsley through its two perilous journeys and colourful subsequent life to its present resting place at Dulwich College.

Shackleton's Boat is in hardback, large format (Crown Quarto, 25cm x 19cm), price UK £21.50 inc. postage (Overseas: $35 inc. shipping) and includes 160 pages with 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

The James Caird can be seen at the exhibition 'Antarctic Heroes' - Triumph and Tragedy' at the museum, Darling Harbour, NSW, Australia from 5th December 2002 until mid-March 2003.

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.

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Shackleton - The Antarctic and EnduranceA beautifully illustrated catalogue of the Dulwich exhibition Shackleton, the Antarctic and Endurance, covering many aspects of Shackleton's life and expeditions, is available price £15 plus £4 p&p; US/Canada £22 inc. shipping; rest of the world £24 inc shipping from the Dulwich College Commissariat, phone/fax: +44 (0)20 8299 9222, address: Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, London SE21 7LD, U.K. Cheque or credit card payment accepted.

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Order the UK VideoA James Caird Society colour video entitled Shackleton's Boat: The Voyage of the James Caird, filmed by Capricorn Productions and written and designed by Harding McGregor Dunnett and John Bardell, vividly telling the full story of the boat and Shackleton's epic voyage in freezing conditions across the world's most inhospitable ocean, is available in VHS format, price: UK and Europe £13.95 plus £1.50 p&p (rest of the world - details on application).

To buy the video in UK VHS format

Available in US format from Milestone Film & Video, e-mail:, address: PO Box 128, Harrington Park, NJ, 07640, U.S.A., phone: +1 (201) 767-3117 or +1 800 603 1104, fax: +1 (201) 767-3035.

To buy the video in US format

Members of the Society can obtain copies of the UK VHS video at the special members' price of £10 plus £1.50 p&p (cheques payable, please, to The James Caird Society), from The Hon. Secretary, School Farm, Benenden, Kent TN17 4EU, tel: +44 (0)1580 240755, fax: 240960, e-mail:


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