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Erindi (flutt ß ensku): The 1871 Whaling Disaster and the Search for the Lost Fleet

16. maÝ 2018 kl. 20:00 - 16. maÝ 2018 kl. 22:00

Sta­ur og stund: Nor­urslˇ­, Strandg÷tu 53, mi­vikudaginn 16. maÝ 2018, kl. 20:00

RŠ­uma­ur: ááBrad Barr, Ph.D.
Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Scholar
Senior Advisor, NOAA Maritime Heritage Program
Visiting Faculty, University Center of the Westfjords
Affiliate Professor, University of New Hampshire

In September of 1871, 32 whaling ships were caught in the ice along the shore of the Arctic Ocean in Alaska.á More than 1200 people were stranded.á The raging winds and grinding ice surrounding them made survival only a remote possibility.áAn event of historical significance, leading to the end of Yankee Whaling in the early 20th Century.áIn 2015, a team from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationĺs (NOAA) Maritime Heritage Program went back to this place to try to write the final chapter of this compelling story of whaling history.

Presentation Sponsored by: Stefansson Arctic Instituteá www.svs.is/

 
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SÝmi 450 1050
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