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Greenland Expedition with Sea Breeze (Rushes)
Additional / deleted scenes from a film of one of H.W. Tilman’s expeditions on board ‘Sea Breeze’ to Greenland.
Additional / deleted scenes from a film of one of H.W. Tilman’s expeditions on board ‘Sea Breeze’ to Greenland. The sea journey began at Lymington, possibly travelling via Iceland then on to Tasiilaq in South-eastern Greenland. Clips shot entirely at sea; they show the crew raising the sail, climbing the rigging and mending a broken spar. Tilman is shown using a sextant.
In 1968 Tilman’s party foundered off Jan Mayen Island, losing ‘Mischief’. He replaced her with his second Pilot Cutter, ‘Sea Breeze’. In 1969 he sailed ‘Sea Breeze’ to Iceland & Greenland, then to Greenland in 1970, 1971 and 1972 - but in 1972 was shipwrecked and lost her also. The primary aim of this journey, and indeed Tilman’s other sailing expeditions, was to find mountains to climb. Harold William Tilman (1898–1977) was a mountaineer and explorer. Aged 79, sailing with the ‘En Avant’ to Smith Island (South Shetlands) the boat disappeared without trace en route to the Falkland Islands.