Leith Harbor early years

Leith Harbor early years

Transportskipet Albuera and coal ship James Turpie moored in Leith Harbor on South Georgia.
Leith whaling station was created by Christian Salvesen Ltd. i 1909. Was operational until 1965. This was the largest of the stations on South Georgia.
Mer om Leith her.
Photo: Edward B. Binnie, donated by Ellen M. Gundersen.
This is one of the images that are restored by Ellen M. Gundersen.

Husvik Harbor land station

Husvik Harbor land station

Transportation Ship and bark moored in Husvik on South Georgia.
Husvik whaling station was established by A / S Tønsbergs Hvalfangeri towards the end of 1907. Was operational until 1931.
More about Husvik her.
Photo: Edward B. Binnie, donated by Ellen M. Gundersen.
This is one of the images that are restored by Ellen M. Gundersen.

Transport ship you look along “bryggen”, grandfather called it, the old “Orwell”. The new “Orwell” was bought in 1922 and it was the grandfather was involved in the South Orkenøy. I guess the picture is from about 1914/15. I'll see if I have it in my collection later. What sailing vessel named, I do not know, but I have the names of more of those trafficked there, so maybe I can figure it out. If you look closely at the picture, on the left side of the pier, then sticking it up two “Stokker” of water. It is the master of the first sailing vessel as used to transport. the Den “Camana” and was lowered when they were constructing the pier. It was a long pier, and it had its reasons. If you look closely, then you can see that it is on two floors! At the top is the rails. It was used for small carriages, if you look closely at the picture, so it seems that there are many of these wagons edge of the end! Left side of the pier was used to load / unload coal. “Orwell” lay on the other side, like the picture. With this solution, so it became unnecessary to stave off every time a whaler came in to refuel coal! unloading from “Orwell” could happen simultaneously! A small detail to. If you look closely at the presumptuousness of “Orwell”, so it seems to be a small chimney. It is perhaps the chimney to “Vesle-Krl”, one by the first two catchers at Husvik Harbor. This was sold to Grytviken, and I think Binnie used this boat for transport between stations. In Grytviken had the well name “Calito” I think. – Karl Jan shoe Torp