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Scotland and the Antarctic

Section 5: Voyage of the Scotia ... To Buenos Aires and back

Progress reports

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Bruce had cabled home with a report of the expedition so far:

The plea for help was responded to by many scientists back home who sent small sums of money, e.g. Burn Murdoch sent 100. It was, however, the Coats family who again came to the rescue with a gift of 6,500, enough for another six months' work.

News of other expeditions

The news of other expeditions making simultaneous recordings of weather and magnetism was of immense interest to Bruce:

Discovery
had been trapped for two years in ice in McMurdo Sound and Morning and Terra Nova had been sent to rescue them.
Gauss
had been trapped for almost a year in the ice and had a disappointing voyage.
Antarctic
had disappeared and the Swedish ship Fridjtof and the Argentinian ship Uruguay had been sent to look for her.
Francais
with the French expedition under Charcot was on its way south and Bruce was to pass them in the River Plate.

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