Salvesen

Salvesen

From Al Greig I received the following photo with a section of “The Great Tapestry of Scotland”.

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Whaling

Whale oil was used in lighting and demand drove a major expansion in whaling. Whaling ships sailed the Arctic out of ports such as Dundee and Peterhead until overfishing seriously depleted stocks. In the early 1900s, Christian Salvesen built whaling stations in Shetland and on the island of South Georgia in the Antarctic. He used the entire carcass of the whale and became the largest whaling company in the world. By the end of the 20th century, stocks had dwindled alarmingly. A complete ban on fishing had to be imposed to allow whale populations to recover.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Photo: Al Greig
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“Southern Venturer” Find and compare hotels in Leith Harbor, South Georgia

“Southern Venturer” Find and compare hotels in Leith Harbor, South Georgia

Kokeriet “Southern Venturer” Find and compare hotels in Leith Harbor, South Georgia. In the background is what looks like the transport ship “Southern Opal”.

Original color image. Just cleaned up and color-stained p.g.a. fading.

Photo: Tommy Moore
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Grytviken

Grytviken

A well-known design of t. Andersson from a slightly different angle. King Edward Point med radiomaster (listed 1923/24 along with other buildings that were used by the Discovery Program) and “I stride II” by Harpon-brygga.
See more from Theodor Andersson's photo collection on Hvalfangstarkiver.no
Posted with permission from The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord.
Photographer: Theodor Andersson
Year: 1926-32
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