Kislak Collection features historic photos of lost ship found after more than 100 years

The ship Endurance, which sank in 1915 off Antarctica, was found Wednesday by a team of explorers. These photos are part of the Kislak Collection at the Richter Library.
By News@TheU

The ship Endurance, which sank in 1915 off Antarctica, was found Wednesday by a team of explorers. These photos are part of the Kislak Collection at the Richter Library.

Kislak Collection features historic photos of lost ship found after more than 100 years

By News@TheU
The long-lost ship Endurance that was used by explorer Ernest Shackleton to travel to Antarctica has been located at the bottom of the Weddell Sea. The Kislak Collection at the University of Miami’s Richter Library features historic photos of the famous ship.

It was revealed Wednesday that the wreck of Endurance, the ship explorer Ernest Shackleton used in an ill-fated expedition to Antarctica, has been located at the bottom of the Weddell Sea off the continent. 

The ship was crushed by ice and sank in 1915. Shackleton and his crew, who lived on the ship for months while it was trapped in ice, escaped the ordeal. Images of Endurance, encased in ice before sinking, are part of the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the University of Miami’s Richter Library. 

The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust provided the search team that discovered the Endurance in about 10,000 feet of water, remarkably preserved because of the frigid waters.

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