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The abandoned whaling station is off limits due to wide spread asbestos hazards, however, a small museum and recently restored church await visitors. Antarctic travelers may be inclined to leave their wellingtons aboard ship, as I did, but be warned: Grytviken's only street is also off limits too so it is impossible to get to the church without walking through the glacier melt soaked museum back yard.
 
The abandoned whaling station is off limits due to wide spread asbestos hazards, however, a small museum and recently restored church await visitors. Antarctic travelers may be inclined to leave their wellingtons aboard ship, as I did, but be warned: Grytviken's only street is also off limits too so it is impossible to get to the church without walking through the glacier melt soaked museum back yard.
  
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The [[British Antarctic Survey]] maintains a presence on the island in a recently renovated research station on nearby [[King Edward Point]].
 
The [[British Antarctic Survey]] maintains a presence on the island in a recently renovated research station on nearby [[King Edward Point]].
  
 
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/Living_and_Working/Stations/King_Edward_Point/
 
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/Living_and_Working/Stations/King_Edward_Point/

Revision as of 18:37, 28 August 2003

Grytviken is the whaling station made famous by Shackleton's reunion with humanity after loosing his ship to Antarctic pack ice. Toast "Bring 'em Back Shack" at his gravesite in a small cemetary overlooking the bay.

The abandoned whaling station is off limits due to wide spread asbestos hazards, however, a small museum and recently restored church await visitors. Antarctic travelers may be inclined to leave their wellingtons aboard ship, as I did, but be warned: Grytviken's only street is also off limits too so it is impossible to get to the church without walking through the glacier melt soaked museum back yard.

DSCF6734.jpg

The British Antarctic Survey maintains a presence on the island in a recently renovated research station on nearby King Edward Point.

http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/Living_and_Working/Stations/King_Edward_Point/

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