There she blew

One of the aims of the explorers was to discover islands with fur-bearing seals, and these were found, inter alia in South Georgia, which had been re-discovered by Cook in 1755. Here, in 1902, were found two large cauldrons for the boiling of seal blubber, used by American seal trappers in the 1780s – hence the name Grytviken (Cauldron Bay) [panorama]

South Georgia: The lost whaling station at the end of the world. See also The History of Modern Whaling / Envisioning the American Dream. See also Cyriak’s video for Cirrus by Bonobo / worth supporting, Goth: the true story of post-punk

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