McNish, Henry

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McNish, Henry Gender: M
born on 11 September 1874 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Port Glasgow, Scotland, 55n57, 4w41
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°28' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 25°47 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 00°07'

Henry McNish


Scottish explorer. He was the carpenter on Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914–1917. He was responsible for much of the work that ensured the crew's survival after their ship, the Endurance, was destroyed when it became trapped in pack ice in the Weddell Sea. He modified the small boat, James Caird, that allowed Shackleton and five men (including McNish) to make a voyage of hundreds of miles to fetch help for the rest of the crew.

After the expedition he returned to work in the Merchant Navy and eventually emigrated to New Zealand, where he worked on the docks in Wellington until poor health forced his retirement.

He died destitute on 24 September 1930 in the Ohiro Benevolent Home in Wellington.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death, Cause unspecified 24 September 1930 in Wellington
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Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes B.C.


  • Traits : Personality : Stubborn/ Steadfast
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Emigrated to New Zealand)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Other Building Trades (Carpenter)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer