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Tartan Details - Shackleton's Endurance

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Shackleton's Endurance" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 12715
Designer: Martin, Carol A L and Smith, Drew
Tartan date: 17/12/2019
Registration date: 21 January 2020
Category: Fashion
Restrictions: Yes. Please contact the designers for permission to weave and to use this design. Dr. Drew Smith, 235 North Centre Road, Suite 301, London, Ontario, Canada N5X 4E7 Email: [email protected]

Registration notes: Designed to commemorate the heroic British Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. He will be remembered forever for his perseverance, bravery and dedication to the successful rescue of every man of his crew in August 1916 after their ship, the "Endurance" was lost to pack ice many months before. Colours: brown represents the oak, Norwegian fir and greenheart chosen by master Norwegian shipbuilders to construct the Endurance; green represents the rolling hills of County Kildare, Ireland, Shackleton's birthplace; grey represents the seals used as food and oil for the sailors' lamps and stoves and the rocky cliffs of South Georgia and Elephant Islands; red represents the courage and strength of Shackleton's leadership; white represents the Antarctic pack ice that trapped the Endurance; blue represents blue Antarctic summer sky, the pack ice reflected by the sun and the relentless Southern Ocean. Taken together, the red, white and blue represent the Union Jack flag.
Woven Sample: A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland.
Registrant details: Dr. Carol A. L. Martin, 213 - 10th Street P. O. Box 539, Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada, T0H 0C0
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