Smeerenburg, Amsterdam Island - Svalbard - 9 - Amsterdam°ya

Svalbard / Spitsbergen pictures, travel in the Arctic

CULTURAL MONUMENTS

SMEERENBURG

DUTCH WHALING STATION THAT WAS IN USE 1614 - 1655.
IT HAD ABOUT 15 BUILDINGS AND 200 INHABITANTS.
PARTS OF THE STATION WERE EXCAVATED 1979 - 1981.
THE MAP SHOWS BLUBBER COOKERIES AND BUILDINGS.
THE MONUMENTS ARE PROTECTED BY LAW.

GOVERNOR OF SVALBARD

79° 52.6' N, 011° 05.2' E



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