One of the world’s most famous vessels was built in Sandefjord

“Polaris” was built in 1912, but was renamed “Endurance” two years later when the British polar explorer Ernest Shackleton purchased the ship. He took “Endurance” to the Antarctic, where she was screwed down into the ice in autumn 1915. The entire crew survived through great exertion and ingenuity. A commemorative stone which tells of the […]

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Thor Dahl – A Hundred Years On

Wholesaler Thor Dahl 1862-1920 – remembering Thor Dahl a hundred years on Entrepreneur– businessman – benefactor By Jan Erik Ringstad On Thursday the 15th of April 1920, Norges Handels og Sjøfartstidende wrote that, “Shipowner Thor Dahl died today at his home in Sandefjord”. According to Østlands-Posten, Dahl had suffered ill health for a number of […]

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Reopening of the Whaling Museum

Reopening of the Whaling Museum Almost 850 people came to the reopening of the Whaling Museum on Saturday the 29th of February. The museum was full of visitors during the three hours it was open to the public. Visitors were impressed by the new exhibitions, film room, activity and children’s rooms. Thank you to Sandefjord […]

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