'Rediscovering Antarctica' Sculpture, Quay Road, Blyth

  • Description

    "Captain William Smith (1790–1847) was the Blyth-born captain, who discovered the South Shetland Islands, an archipelago off the Graham Land in Antarctica. His discovery was the first ever made south of 60° south latitude, in the present Antarctic Treaty area. This sculpture commemorates the expedition, 'Rediscovering Antarctica' which, on the 200th anniversary of the discovery, a similar vessel to the one used by Captain William Smith was bought and refitted and then sailed around Britain by a local crew of volunteers, experienced sailors and unemployed people thus recreating the experiences of the original expedition. The sculpture was designed and made in Blyth by Blyth Bespoke Fabrication." Photo by Geoff Holland, 2020.
  • Owner

    Geoff Holland
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6711078
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 11 months, 3 weeks ago
    Viewed: 154 times
    Picture Taken: 2020-12-22
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