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Shackleton expedition hero receives sculpture at IMO

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

By Dr. Michael Wegner

The story of Shackleton’s “Endurance” expedition would hardly have ended so well had it not been for the extraordinary courage and risk-taking of Luis Pardo, the captain of the ship “Yelcho,” which was sent to rescue Shackleton’s men from Elephant Island. That’s why some corners in Antarctica were named after him and even a bust was erected at the site of the rescue, at Point Wild. But now you don’t have to go to Antarctica or Chile to see a bust of him.

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