Tuesday, 16 July 2019

The Myth of Blubber Town, an Arctic Metropolis

quote [ Though the 17th-century whaling station of Smeerenburg was in reality, at its height, just a few dwellings and structures for processing blubber, over the decades and centuries a more extravagant picture took hold โ€” that there once had stood, defying its far-flung Arctic location, a bustling urban centre complete with bakeries, churches, gambling dens, and brothels. Matthew H. Birkhold explores the legend. ]

Put its blubber up for sale
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT]

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