New Book on Greenland Shipping 1915-2015
Ice navigator Bjarne Rasmussen has written a book on how Denmark build Greenland’s maritime infrastructure. Already available in Danish, an English version of the book can now be previewed online.
“I hope that this book will provide just as much pleasure, enrichment, surprise, wonder and enlightenment to the reader as it constantly does to me,” says Rasmussen.
The book chronicles Danish polar navigation in the period 1915 - 2015, in particular how the Danish state institutions such as Royal Greenland Trade (KGH) and private Danish shipping companies built and developed Greenland’s maritime infrastructure from 1945 ownards.
“I am particularly happy about the personal accounts from seafarers in the book, as they give a good description of the many "sailor’s challenges" polar navigation has to offer - and frankly spoken, as "sailor jargon" is, these contributors are well into their senior years. This book was perhaps the last chance to collect and publish some of their dramatic experiences from Arctic voyages.”
More information about the book is available here.
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