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Abandon Ship!
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Life on the Ice
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Elephant Island
Off Again in an Open Boat

In December 1914, the ship enters the Weddell Sea. After just two days, you begin to meet large chunks of floating pack ice! You battle onward, but six weeks later, your luck runs out. Only 100 miles (160 km, about a day’s sail) from land, the ship becomes firmly wedged in a great slab of ice.

In February, the ice cracks, and you see water lapping near the ship. You and the others try to dig a channel through to reach the water, but the ice is too thick. There is no radio contact with the outside world, so no one is about to rescue you. There is nothing to do but sit tight as the stricken ship drifts with the ice slowly northwest — in the wrong direction, away from land.
March to Safety
Based on the book You Wouldn't Want to Be a Polar Explorer!
Copyright 2002 - the Salariya Book Company
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