jeudi 29 avril 2010

Corvée de pont sur le Pourquoi pas? IV en 1908

Le pont du Pourquoi Pas? en 1908

La seconde expédition Charcot, visant à explorer la côte antarctique, menée par Jean-Baptiste Charcot, a eu lieu entre le 15 août 1908 et le 4 juin 1910, à bord du trois-mâts Pourquoi-Pas ? IV.

In 1907, Jean-Baptiste Charcot launched a new Antarctic expedition and began work on a new ship, the Pourquoi-Pas ? IV, a four-masted bark designed for polar exploration, equipped with a motor and containing three laboratories and a library. It was built at Saint-Malo to plans by Francois Gautier, in his shipyard. From 1908 to 1910, Charcot set out in the Pourquoi-Pas ? IV, wintering at île Petermann, on his second polar expediition. He returned to France in 1910 laden with scientific discoveries - he had finished the mapping of Alexander Island and discovered a new island, Charcot Land.