|born on||11 September 1874 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )|
|Place||Port Glasgow, Scotland, 55n57, 4w41|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||18°28' 25°47 Asc. 00°07'|
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.
- (has as) boss relationship with Shackleton, Ernest (born 15 February 1874)
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