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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diary “Sir James Clark Ross” – 24.02.1933

Now the night gangs gone over to the day again. We have not come off until now tonight at Due to the storm. As far as we know, we are the first factory ship that departed from the field. The final message is 154 300 address 1390 whale.

– Øivind Schau

[This was the last entry in the diary of 1933]