TO THE MEMORY OF
GEORGE T. VINCE
" DISCOVERY "
WHO WAS DROWNED NEAR THIS SPOT
MARCH 11TH 1902
Vince's Cross at Hut Point. This was first
erected in March 1902 by Scott's "Discovery" Expedition, the
first expedition to overwinter at McMurdo Sound, Vince was the
first man to lose his life here.
Vince slipped off the edge of the cliff and
fell to the sea while returning to the ship during a blizzard.
The original cross has been subsequently re-erected
on a more stable concrete plinth seen here.
Picture courtesy of Mike Usher
- Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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