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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection


Myggebugta Hut, Hold-with-Hope, N. E. Greenland

Accession no.: Y: 2012/20/3
Object name: Sketch
Title: Myggebugta Hut, Hold-with-Hope, N. E. Greenland
Description: This sketch shows the entrance to the Myggbukta Trapper’s Station built in 1922 by the Norwegian, Johan A. Olsen. It was also used by the Norwegians as a radio and weather station, and for a short period was the capital of Erik the Red’s Land, an area which was claimed by the Norwegians in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The Erskine Hold-with-Hope Expedition, led by Robert Burton, camped by the Station from 16 July – 22 July 1989. The artist noted about this sketch "I started the sketch on the morning of 21 July, but heavy rain forced me to complete the sketch at 6am the following day, before we started our return trek back to the Stordal Base Camp."
Medium: Sketch
Artist: Woolmore, Ray
Note: Northern corner of Mackensie Bay, Hold-with-Hope. Lat. 73° 29' N, long. 21°34' W. (Station 335 Peter Schmidt-Mikkelsen 1994.) (Danmark-Gronland 1:250,000 Sheet 73 0.1 Hold-with-Hope.)
  • Picture: Width: 172 mm, height: 126mm
  • mount: Dimensions: ?