Ernest Shackleton Grave

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January 12, 2014: Sir Ernest Shackleton Grave in Grytviken


After Le Boreal docked in King Edward Point, we went to visit the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton, who died on January 5, 1922 aboard his ship Quest moored in King Edward Cove.

This was originally the burial place of 19th century sealers, but in the 20th century it became the whalers’ cemetery. Sixty four men are buried in Grytviken cemetery. The burial of this whaler is being conducted by a Norwegian pastor.

The grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton is at the back of the cemetery. He was buried on March 5, 1922 with his head orientated south towards Antarctica instead of east. The granite gravestone was erected in 1928. The latest grave is of Felix Artuso, an Argentine sailor, who died in 1982. Shackleton’s memorial cross is on Hope Point, on the other side of the bay, behind the research station at King Edward Point.

There are two crosses on the hillside above the cemetery. The lower cross is a memorial to Walter Slossarczyk, third officer of Wilhelm Filchner’s expedition ship Deutschland which visited in 1911. The upper cross is a memorial to 17 men who died when the South African fishing vessel Sudur Havid sank in 1998.

After visiting Shackleton’s grave for a toast to “The Boss”, we went on to do a short hike up to the beautiful Gull Lake for some outstanding views of the remains of the old whaling station and King Edward Point.

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January 12, 2014: Sir Ernest Shackleton Cemetery in King Edward Cove

Today’s Itinerary – South Georgia Day 2

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January 12, 2014: Grytviken Whalers' Cemetery

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January 12, 2014: Gravestone of Sir Ernest Shackleton

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January 12, 2014: Waterfalls next to Sir Ernest Shackleton Cemetery

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January 12, 2014: Above the Sir Ernest Shackleton Cemetery is this beautiful waterfalls.

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January 12, 2014: Sir Ernest Shackleton Cemetery, penguins and waterfalls

Old Whaling Station Museum in Grytviken (King Edward Point) - South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - A&K Le Boreal Antarctica Cruise Trip | FollowPanda.COM

January 12, 2014: Old Whaling Station Museum in Grytviken

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January 12, 2014: Grytviken Whalers Cemetery

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January 12, 2014: Grytviken Whalers Cemetery

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January 12, 2014: Sir Ernest Shackleton Gravestone

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January 12, 2014: Sir Ernest Shackleton Gravestone

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January 12, 2014: Everyone gathered around Sir Ernest Shackleton Gravestone to have a toast to the boss.

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January 12, 2014: Toast to the boss.

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January 12, 2014: Sir Ernest Shackleton Gravestone

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January 12, 2014: Sir Ernest Shackleton Cemetery

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January 12, 2014: Grytviken Whalers Cemetery

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January 12, 2014: Grytviken Whalers Cemetery

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January 12, 2014: Grytviken Whalers Cemetery

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January 12, 2014: Million dollar ocean view from Whalers Cemetery

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January 12, 2014: Grytviken Whalers Cemetery

Whalers Cemetery in Grytviken (King Edward Point) - South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - A&K Le Boreal Antarctica Cruise Trip | FollowPanda.COM

January 12, 2014: Grytviken Whalers Cemetery

Today’s Meal

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