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Re: News from Svalbard

Post by Witness » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:45 am

Ingebrigtsenbukta

Ingebrigtsenbukta is a bay at the south shore of Van Keulenfjorden. The bay is approximately 3 km wide, running from Kapp Toscana in the west to Ålesundneset in the east. The bay was named after Norwegian whaler Morten Andreas Ingebrigtsen.

Ingebrigtsenbukta is part of Sør-Spitsbergen National Park.

Whaling station

A whaling station was established around 1930 by Ingvald Svendsen at the western part of Ingebrigtsenbukta, near Kapp Toscana. The whalers hunted exclusively for belugas. It is the only remaining beluga whaling station in Svalbard. Thousands of beluga bones are still piled on the beach as silent witnesses. In 1977 the number of individual whales on the beach was estimated at 550.

Surrounded by whale bones stands a wooden cabin, Bamsebu, which is still in use. The door and the windows have long protruding nails to prevent bears from breaking them. Near the cabin are a small store house and an overturned wooden boat (named Kjeftausa) that was used for shelter and storage. On the beach are three smaller wooden boats, also overturned.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingebrigtsenbukta


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Re: News from Svalbard

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:31 pm

Svalbard in WWII :coolspecs:

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Re: News from Svalbard

Post by Witness » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:57 pm

Svalbard is nice.

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I'm sure Bruce will be very happy there. :)

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Re: News from Svalbard

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:21 pm

Look! It's melting!

Give it a few years, and there will be palm trees.
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Re: News from Svalbard

Post by ed » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:41 pm

Witness wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:57 pm
Svalbard is nice.

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I'm sure Bruce will be very happy there. :)
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