posted on Jul, 24 2004 @ 02:37 PM
100 years ago this week, the efforts and travels of a Victorian era Scot are being celebrated in the Scottish town of Millport. The man in general,
explorer William Speirs Bruce, explored Antartica on the Ship Scotia.
The efforts of a Victorian Scots explorer are being celebrated in the town of Millport.
One hundred years ago, the expedition ship Scotia made her first Scottish landing at Millport on returning from at expedition to Antartica.
On that occasion the people of Millport celebrated the return of explorer William Speirs Bruce. Now two days of events in the town are set to recall
the all-Scottish expedition and its many achievements.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I think it is a great idea to celebrate this guys acievements in this age. He achieved this in an era of technological advancment and sometimes
brutal lifestyles but he did it to explore.
Coming from a middle class family he moved upto scotland and when he served as a surgeon on ship, his love of oceanography took hold.
Being connected to Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton is very prestigous and the story behind his adventurs are great reading.
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[edit on 7-24-2004 by Valhall]