The galleries start with South Georgia
in general, followed by the second which shows images of the whaling stations, the next gallery
has images of the wild life, the fourth has black and white images from the
1940s and 1950s, the fifth contains photographs and information gathered in
Brevik and Sandefjord, number six is images from a photo album dating from the
early part of the last century - the last being the links page.
The images to be found in the first four galleries are
grabbed from video footage taken from 1989 to 2000. The images are
reduced in quality to keep file sizes small and allow faster loading.
Navigation is provided by links at the top of
each page and by use of the underlined links. Where thumbnail pictures are seen
- clicking on them will generally show a larger image.
If there are any problems, or you have any suggestions please
send me an e-mail.
The picture galleries have many sub galleries
and there are between one and three pictures per page. It will be (when
finished) a large site, so will take a fair bit of navigating around - please
bear with me. Cross references will be kept to a minimum to avoid going to pages
Gallery 1. South Georgia - the
islands in general and why I was there. Images of MV Oil Mariner at sea and
working on the Navy moorings around Cumberland East Bay and Stromness Bay.
Gallery 2. South Georgia - the
whaling stations and images of the man-made legacy. Images taken over a
decade, show the inevitable loss of some buildings, but also the new Museum
and the attempts to save as much of the whaling artifacts and history as
Gallery 3. South Georgia -
Wildlife images. Elephant Seals, Fur Seals, Penguins and Reindeer mainly.
The Reindeer were brought in from Norway to improve the men's diet with
fresh meat. (Also to provide a bit of sport.) Each whaling station did however have it's own
piggery and kept chickens, cows, bullocks and sheep.
Gallery 4. South
Georgia - Black and white photographs taken in the mid 1950s by Norman
Gallery 5. My
Norwegian Connection - Images and information collected during a two
month stay in Brevik, near Sandefjord.
An Early Photograph Album - Images from an old photograph album
rescued from oblivion by Larry Linn - People of Progress.
Stromness and Leith Harbour - Images from my uncle Bill Howieson's
8. John Johnston McKay - Images from John Johnston McKay's time on
- Links to related pages and other favourites.