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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Mannskapet på "Kommandøren I"

Mannskapet på "Kommandøren I"

Some of the crew aboard the Flk “Commander In” sometime between 1923 and 1927. Some have been on bear hunting, and since it's a brown bear, it must be from the period when the factory ship captured by the Bering Strait off Alaska. Other fields “Commander In” caught was Kamsjatka, Mexico and the Galapagos. A / S Vega with deficit and the ship was sold to Pesca in 1927 and renamed “Ernesto Tornquist”.
Photo: Ridar Bjørge Borge
Year: 1923-1927.
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I Neptun

I Neptun

King Neptune with a result comes on board in Ross Sea Flk “Sir James Clark Ross” (1922)i 1926/27.
Photo: Ove Christiansen
Year: 1926-1930.
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