7 Hours, A Rubber Dinghy, and a Shipwreck! The Search for Nova Zembla
During the 1800s Dundee thrived on its whaling industry, sending out her first whaling ship the Dundee to the Arctic in 1754. Dundee's ships continued to make this journey until 1914, long after whaling had faded from other British Ports; reaching the height of its achievement in the mid-19th Century, as Britain's principal whaling port.
Now excitingly, the wreckage of the first British whaling ship has been found and it's one of Dundee's fleet, the Nova Zembla. Nova Zembla was wrecked in a fjord off Baffin Bay in 1902 and the wreckage, like many other Arctic whaling wreckages, was abandoned, flattened by a century of crashing waves and eventually forgotten.
The talk will take place at The McManus Collections Unit on Barrack Street, where Dr Matthew Ayre will share his first-hand account of discovering the wreckage of the Nova Zembla.
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