My dad (known as Matty) was a Seabee on the Wyandot to the Weddell Sea in 1956-57. He was a equipment mechanic. He kept a journal of his trip and took about 300 slide photos. I am currently using the journal in my 7-8th grade literacy class. We are comparing the voyages of Shackleton, Operation Deep Freeze, and a modern adventure called Impossible to Possible, or i2P (http://impossible2possible.com/i2p/
). Ray Zahad started the organization and actually has Antarctic connections. He ran across it! He takes students on seemingly impossible trips (this year it was to India) and they have video chats and blog. It was really interesting.
Dad had some real insight at times through out the trip. I will share the interesting ones!