Shackleton's Hut at Cape Royds

*Pictures © 1999 Marc unless specified.
A Special Thanks to KYU for his wonderful pictures of this historic hut. © 1999 KYU
Also a special thanks to Susan Allspaw for her pictures as well. © 1999 S.J. Allspaw

Cape Royds was actually the fourth place during the 1908-1909 expedition where Shackleton tried to land. The hut was erected on 13 Feb 1908 but not fully sealed for several more weeks. The inside dimensions are 10 x 5.8 x 2.4 meters and slept 15 men!
The center table was on a pulley system to raise it to the ceiling when not in use.

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