S/Y Jennifer is off to Svalbard

S/Y Jennifer has been in Båtsfjord and now in Mehamn in North Norway. Both are small fishing communities with plenty of fishing vessels. Mehamn used to be a whaling station. However, in the beginning of 1900’, the fishing declined and 1 000 angry fishermen attacked the whaling station     believing it was the whalers fault that fishing declined. The Norwegian army had to put down the riots (compare to Ådalen in Sweden 1932 when the Swedish army shot workers who demonstrated). From here we will sail via Björnön, between Norway and Svalbard, to Svalbard, total 500 NM, ETA there July 10, all going well. Weather cloudy with northerly winds, not too strong though.

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