The Rig

the bottom of the rig the middle of the rig close-up of the A-frame pivot the top of the rig

The legs are about 23-1/2 feet long, made of scaffolding pipes. The feet are padded with old towels to protect the deck. Each leg breaks down into two pieces, joined by a sleeve of steel pipe. At the top, they are joined by a clamp-on pivot. Tied around this pivot are two stays and a 3-part tackle.

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South: The Endurance Expedition South: The Endurance Expedition

Shackleton's near-fatal journey to the Antarctic has received a lot of press in recent years. This is Shackleton's own account—quiet, understated, and riveting. It also describes the travails of the Aurora expedition, intended to lay the groundwork for Shackleton on the other side of the continent.

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