“None of it was easily earned.

The conditions were brutal. Ice often clogged the rigging and individual catching boats were known to founder in the steep seas of the Southern Ocean.”




Christian Salvesen of Leith (Scotland) - S.S. Saluta in pack ice

Leith Harbour, Whaling Station, South Georgia

'New Sevilla' Antarctic Whaling Expedition, 1939-40 Season - Images & Vessels

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