Shakelton and his men established here a camp, using the upturned James Caird.

They called it Peggotty Camp, after the family in Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield who lived in a homemade from a beached boat.

they took screws from the boat and put them in their shoes in order that they could walk across ice more easily in preparation for their crossing of South Georgia Island to the Stromness Whaling Station.


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