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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.
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Grytviken is the whaling station made famous by Shackleton's reunion with civilization after loosing his ship, the Endurance, 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 so it is impossible to get to the church without walking through the museum's glacier melt soaked 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 so it is impossible to get to the church without walking through the museum's glacier melt soaked back yard.

Revision as of 18:53, 28 August 2003

Grytviken is the whaling station made famous by Shackleton's reunion with civilization after loosing his ship, the Endurance, 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 so it is impossible to get to the church without walking through the museum's glacier melt soaked back yard.


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Grytviken from the Church Window. Photo by User:Ward.


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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