After the winter, on the way back to Snow Hill Island, the Antarctic got stuck in the ice and sank. At this point, the expedition members were divided into three groups. One of these overwintered an extra year on Snow Hill Island, whereas the other two groups were forced to build stone huts in order to overwinter at Hope Bay and Paulet Island. An Argentinean vessel, the Corbeta Uruguay, rescued the expedition in November 1903.
This portal makes available documentation of the historical remains of the First Swedish Antarctic Expedition on the Antarctic Peninsula. The material was collected in January and February 2020 as part of the CHAQ2020 expedition. The Swedish National Heritage Board, the Swedish Research Council, and Instituto Antactico Argentino supportet the project.