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  • Blubber Cookery, Grytviken

    Blubber Cookery

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    Oil was extracted from the whale blubber in two rows of 12 tall pressure cookers. The strips of blubber from the flensing plant were cut into small pieces by a rotating cutter. Each cooker held about 24 tons of blubber that was cooked for about 5 hours. The oil was then pumped to the Separator Plant for purification.

  • The Workshops, Grytviken

    The Workshops

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    The Workshops were used to maintain and repair the whale-catchers. Maintenance took place over the winter months so that the boats were ready for the time when the crews arrived for the whaling season. Originally the boats were pulled ashore by a huge winch. The floating dock that was built in 1928 unfortunately sunk. Steel plates for the hull were...

  • The Petrel, Grytviken

    The Petrel

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    The whale-catcher Petrel was built in Oslo in 1928. The Petrel was one of the first whale-catcher with a catwalk so that the gunner could run from the bridge to the harpoon gun. The Petrel was converted to a sealer in 1956 and the catwalk was removed. Each summer the Petrel would visit the harbours of South Georgia and bring in seal blubber.


Île Amsterdam

  • Saint Paul Island, Île Amsterdam

    Saint Paul Island

    Île Amsterdam Things to Do

    Saint Paul consists in a volcanic cone with a caldera, has a surface of 7 square kilometers and is located at 54 kilometers from Amsterdam Island. We stopped for a few hours to replace the food and medicines in a wooden refuge, as the maritime laws stipulate, just in case some sailing boat in trouble could need of help or shelter. In Saint Paul,...

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    Old whale station

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Sep 4, 2014

    Today there are only rests of the old factory. In the year 2005 there was the idea to make a museum devoted to the whalers.

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    Antarctica, the Southernmost continent, is a land of extremes. Almost one and half times the size of Europe (or that of the USA), it is covered on 98% of its surface by km-thick ice. It harbors...