Tagged: Gjøa

Restoration of the Gjøa underway

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Restoration of the Gjøa, the sloop used by polar explorer Roald Amundsen and a crew of six for his first-ever transit of the Northwest Passage, is now underway at...

Gjøa keeps the ball rolling for over 100 years

This Norwegian sporting club engenders love of sport—and heritage—in members of all ages Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Sporting Club Gjøa was founded in 1911 as a branch of the Norwegian Seamen’s Association. According to...

Norwegian Polar voyager celebrated

The man who participated in most of Norway’s Polar expeditions to be remembered in Hammerfest Michael Sandelson & Lyndsey Smith The Foreigner Adolf Henrik Lindstrøm from Northern Norway’s Finnmark County was a prominent member...

Gjøa gets connected

On July 11, Statoil switched on the power, making Gjøa Norway’s first floating platform to get electricity from the mainland. “This is a good example of how Statoil can play a part in solving...

Gjøa gets its sea legs

During the last few days the deck and hull of the Gjøa platform have been mated together in the fjord outside the Norwegian town of Stord. There were exacting requirements for precision and weather...

Remembering an icon

Norwegian Roald Amundsen still honored 80 years later   By Erik Sundholm Norwegian American Weekly How do you honor a national icon, when one day they just up and disappear?  Norwegians, from the government...