National Geographic : 1957 Nov
SNational Geographic Society 618 On South Georgia the Prince Pays Tribute to the Memory of Sir Ernest Shackleton .. . In late 1914 Shackleton sailed into the Weddell Sea to cross the Antarctic Continent. Pack ice crushed his ship Endurance to splinters. Stranded, the party drifted to Elephant Island. Picking a crew of five, the explorer sailed 800 miles to South Georgia, crossing one of the world's stormiest seas in a whaleboat. By superb seamanship, he succeeded in reaching the island's deserted northwestern shore.