Lost ice ship found’

Following recent news of the historic discovery of Shackleton’s ship, The Endurance, The HISTORY Channel sets the date for the premiere of “Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found” which will serve as the definitive look at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 expedition resulted in the loss of his much revered ship, Endurance, as well as the relentless mission of maritime archaeologists to find this holy grail of shipwrecks.

This new 90-minute special will serve as an extension of the network’s commitment to telling Shackleton’s full story following the previous broadcast of “Endurance: The Hunt for Shackleton’s Ice Ship” which chronicled the groundbreaking first expedition to locate the lost ship. by the same management team on the same vessel in 2019.

The two-hour documentary that originally aired Nov. 28, 2020, as part of the network’s nonfiction strand “History’s Greatest Mysteries,” hosted and narrated by Academy Award® nominee and Emmy winner Laurence Fishburne Awards®, was the result of two years of planning and more than $250 million spent on cutting-edge technology using the same vessel – the SA Agulhas II – that many of the same crew members are currently on board when their new made international headlines this morning.

“Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found” will premiere Tuesday, March 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on The HISTORY Channel and will air as a special episode of the premium documentary stream “History’s Greatest Mysteries.”

“As documentarians of history, The HISTORY Channel has been at the forefront of telling the story of Shackleton and Endurance for decades. Following this groundbreaking discovery from the Endurance22 Expedition, this special will tell the full story of the ill-fated voyage in From 1914 to this week’s incredible discovery. We are thrilled to continue telling the story of this legendary shipwreck and explorer,” said Eli Lehrer, executive vice president and head of programming for the HISTORY channel.

In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton led an expedition to Antarctica hoping to be the first to cross the continent on foot, but soon after his arrival Shackleton’s ship – Endurance – was destroyed by shifting glaciers, and he was tasked with leading his 27 men across the tundra, in an epic struggle for survival. Shackleton’s battle against thick and thin and his unwavering commitment to getting all his men out alive made him a legend that still inspires today.

The Endurance is as illustrious as the Titanic, but it had lain lost for over a century and its final resting place had always remained one of the greatest polar mysteries until this week, when the expedition team Endurance22 has announced that it has successfully located the wreckage of Shackleton’s famous Endurance.

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