Endurance Historical Model Ship
by Mare Nostrum
“I am very pleased to tell you that I have received the "Endurance" in perfect condition. Thank you for the careful packing. It is a very fine and beautiful replica of this ship, and when I look at it, I can almost sense the Wings of History, and can hardly wait to build the diorama in which it shall be placed. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.”
Jørgen Haahr of Denmark, June 29, 2005
History of the Endurance
Her story is one of the greatest tales of survival in expedition history: Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 voyage to the Antarctic.
Just one day’s sail from the continent, the ship Endurance became trapped in sea ice. Frozen fast for ten months, the ship was crushed and destroyed by ice pressure, and the crew was forced abandon ship. Shackleton and his men became castaways in one of the most hostile environments on earth.
After camping on the ice for five months, Shackleton made two open boat journeys, one of which-a treacherous 800 mile ocean crossing to South Georgia Island-is now considered one of the greatest boat journeys in history. Trekking across the mountains of South Georgia, Shackleton reached the island’s remote whaling station, organized a rescue team, and saved all of the men he had left behind.
The Endurance is handcrafted by a highly specialized artisans guild in the Dominican Republic according to the strictest of standards. These artisans are highly trained experts. The ship is considered a 'look-alike', and is highly accurate in detail.
Looking for a handsome way to display and protect your model ship? Consider a display case to accompany your order. We sell finely crafted display cases and can help you select one that will fit the Endurance perfectly. See the “Display Cases” category for more information.
Packaging and Shipping
Our model ships normally ship within 2-3 business days. They are packaged in two double-walled very strong boxes, supported with forms to insure their protection during shipping. They are mailed via Fed Ex Ground to further protect them and for expedient delivery. Instructions on how to unpackage the ship are found after opening the first box.