JAMES CAIRD PAGE
|Caird Hall 1||Caird Hall 2||Discovery in dry dock. Haar in background...|
|Caird Rest 1||Caird Rest 2||Caird Park
Golf courses and open space.
Many thanks to Val Vannet, High School of Dundee for the above pictures. Click them to get a larger version....
Sir James Key Caird (1837-1916) was a wealthy Dundee industrialist. He helped fund Shackleton's famous 1914-16 'Endurance' exhibition.
Dundee's wealth famously came from 3 J's: Jute, Jam and Journalism. James Caird's wealth came from JUTE. He was a philanthropist who donated a great deal of wealth, land and buildings to the city of Dundee. Some of those gifts are pictured above.
James Caird's name was given to one of the 3 small boats which Shackleton had aboard the 'Endurance': the others were the Stancombe Wills and the Dudley Docker.
James Caird is also commemorated in the JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY. The following detail is from their website.
The James Caird Society, established in l994 and a registered charity, is the only institution that exists to preserve the memory, honour the remarkable feats of discovery in the Antarctic and commend the outstanding qualities of leadership associated with the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton (l874-l922), especially during the ill-fated but glorious Endurance expedition
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