2020

NZ3281 : 'Rediscovering Antarctica' Sculpture, Quay Road, Blyth

taken 3 years ago, near to Blyth, Northumberland, England

'Rediscovering Antarctica' Sculpture, Quay Road, Blyth
'Rediscovering Antarctica' Sculpture, Quay Road, Blyth
Captain William Smith (17901847) 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.

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This photo is linked from: Articles: · Events On This Day In History Automatic Clusters: · Quay Road [6] · Discovered the South Shetland Islands [3] ·
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NZ3281, 57 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Geoff Holland   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 December, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 December, 2020
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3208 8137 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:7.5406N 1:29.9089W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3207 8135
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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