SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
PRICELESS ORIGINAL DOCUMENT IS PRESENTED TO THE SOUTH GEORGIA MUSEUM
Thomas Kennedy writes: 'The South Georgia Museum, located at Grytviken, has recently acquired Frank Worsley's almanac which was used between Elephant Island and South Georgia.
'David James, the son of Reginald James, has kindly donated the almanac to the museum on behalf of the James family.'
"Nautical Almanac used by Captain Worsley in navigating the James Caird from Elephant Island to South Georgia, April 24th to May 1916. Given to me by Worsley in Punta Arenas".
"The Almanac specifies for each whole hour of the year the position on the Earth's surface (in declination and Greenwich hour angle) at which the sun, moon, planets and first point of Aries is directly overhead. The positions of 57 selected stars are specified relative to the first point of Aries."
Nothing like consulting it amid cloud, ice, storms and 90 foot waves.