The Yelcho


A Chilean tugboat built in Scotland in 1906, the Yelcho was an unlikely savior. The ship was completely unsuited to her mission in Antarctic waters. She had no heating and only one hull. Still, the 120 ft. ship succeeded where three others had failed.

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Orde-Lees' Account of the Rescue

August 30, 1916, Orde-Lees' Journal Shortly after the last boat had left the shore and was well on its way to the ship, I was seen running frantically along the beach waving my arms and screaming with

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