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Schooner Jenny

Definition: The Schooner Jenny was an alleged English schooner that became frozen in an ice-barrier of the Drake Passage in 1823, only to be rediscovered in 1840 by a whaling ship, the bodies aboard being preserved by the Antarctic cold. The original report has been deemed "unsubstantiated", but the story has become a fixture of Antarctic sea-lore, and inspired a noted Australian poem.

 

"May 4, 1823. No food for 71 days. I am the only one left alive." The captain who wrote this message was still sitting in a chair with a pen in his hand when this message was found in his logbook a full 17 years later. His body, and those of the other 6 people on board the British schooner 'Jenny', had been preserved by the frigid Antarctic weather which had ensnared the ship in ice and led to their deaths.The crew of the whaling ship that discovered Jenny so long after this disaster buried the passengers - including a dog - at sea.

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