Whalers Trades Room


Also known as the Strand Room after Einar Strand, the long-serving blacksmith who worked at Ocean Harbour and then Grytviken.

South Georgia’s whaling stations were not just places where the great leviathans were dragged ashore and then processed. They were also largely self-sustaining industrial complexes where boilers and hulls could be mended, and blades and chain links forged. Skilled and inventive blacksmiths, engineers and other skilled tradesmen kept the stations running, and their work is recorded here.

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Whalers Trades Room



Blacksmith’s tools




Used harpoon


The workbench and tools