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    Polarstar returning home

    One of the most iconic seal catchers from Brandal is due to return home this Saturday, 26. Aug. 2017: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/2017/08/23...ick_articles=3
    I climbed the mast on this one many times as a kid.
    Last edited by ombugge; August 26th, 2017, 23:00.

    #2
    Polarstar has arrived home: https://www.nrk.no/mr/polarstar-heim...dal-1.13658961

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      #3
      Lots of interest for Polarstar: http://www.vikebladet.no/kultur/2018...A-16112630.ece

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      A short NRK TV program about Polarstar: https://tv.nrk.no/program/DMMR610012...kuta-polarstar

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        #5
        Great program about Polarstar.
        Looking forward to seeing her here in Tromsø when that time comes.
        Best wishes from Bengt Domben

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          #6
          Originally posted by ombugge View Post
          A short NRK TV program about Polarstar: https://tv.nrk.no/program/DMMR610012...kuta-polarstar
          Thank you, this will be my entertainment tonight!
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            #7
            A film (in Norwegian) about Polarstar when active in the seal hunting business. This is from a season off Newfoundland/Labrador in 1968:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k5eravWcsk

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwysz7wLU_s
            PS> Not all suitable for the fainthearted or squeamish

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU9e7NX3UlA

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              #8
              From the website Polarhav.com: http://www.polarhav.com/ms%20polar%20star.htm

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                #9
                "Polarstar" inbound to Tromsø today.

                Polarstar by DS Lyngen, on Flickr

                Information from the website

                After the Arctic Ocean's Grand Old Lady has now gone through a fantastic restoration, she is finally ready for new operation again.

                The "Star" is, in short, what she is referred to as among people in Brandal and Hareid. Willy Nesset's tremendous commitment and effort, along with VS Poland and Marine Constructions Szczecin, and not least all the volunteers who have taken care of the ship, are the prerequisite for her continued life. It will probably not be seal hunting when she enters new business, but many exciting trips will be there.

                A lot of money is spent, and the "Star" shines like new, but having her lying still without business won't be a good solution. After a number of rounds back and forth, Willy Nesset and Mats Forsberg have agreed that the most profitable operation for the "Star" will be in a form of tourism, and preferably expedition tourism. Together with Willy, Mats Forsberg and Ivar Haugen have now agreed to take the ship up to Tromsø where a great tourism activity has been developed during winter, and plans are also available for trips to Svalbard in the future.

                In close cooperation with the Arctic Museum Aarvak in Brandal, and the general manager of Webjørn Landmark, we will develop a good cooperation here in Northern Norway, where together we will develop the ship into a living documentation center for Norwegian polar capture and history.
                Last edited by DS Lyngen; June 20th, 2019, 20:16.
                Best wishes from Bengt Domben

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                  #10
                  Beautiful, beautiful vessel I had all forgotten about.

                  Last night, I read your post and had a look at the great image you shared, and I started checking out all the old links posted earlier in this thread.

                  I don't think she has signed up for "Forbundet Kystens Landsstevne" at Trondheim in mid-July, but it would be awesome if she also came to Trondheim that time.
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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