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Here in Wick the sea holds a very special place in our hearts. A challenging, seductive and dangerous environment, it has produced many inspirational adventurers - from swashbuckling explorers such as Raleigh and Drake, to competitive sportsmen like Sir Frances Chicester.
Here are the three nominations - chosen by you - for our Maritime Hall of Fame. Vote for your favourite by visiting us on Facebook. You can also nominate your own favourite seafarer to feature on this page next month. To join in visit us on Facebook.
This legendary Greek king of Ithaca is probably best known for the epic voyage he undertook when he returned from the Trojan War. And what a voyage! Few heroes in the Hall of Fame can claim to have been captured by a Cyclops, had his crew turned into swine by the goddess Circe, and been tied to a mast to resist the song of the Sirens.
In his most famous expedition, Heyerdahl sailed 5,000 miles across the Pacific from Peru to the Tuamotu Islands in 1947. He did it in the Kon-Tiki, a raft he’d built himself from balsa wood and other materials native to South America. It was a convincing and courageous demonstration that ancient people could have made long sea voyages in similar simple craft.
Frank was captain of the Endurance on Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition to cross the Antarctic continent. When his ship was crushed by ice he, along with Shackleton and four other men, sailed a 22-foot lifeboat 800 miles across the fierce South Atlantic to South Georgia. After this incredible feat of seamanship and navigation, he and others then walked across South Georgia to get help for the rest of his crew.