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  • Drawing of Wreck of ship General Grant, Auckland Island 1868
    Rights: Public domain Published 17 December 2016 Size: 150 KB Referencing Hub media

    Numerous sailing ships, taking advantage of the Southern Ocean’s westerly winds to transport their goods around the globe, have run aground on the rocky shoreline and reefs of the Auckland Islands. The General Grant was one such ship, and its wreck has eluded treasure hunters who have ventured to these islands in search of its legendary cargo of gold.

    What challenges did the survivors of the shipwrecks face?

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