Jens Munk - Scandinavia's First Great Polar Explorer

The winter harbour

Winter stay:
The sailors of the Enhiørningen and the Lamprenen prepare for winter harboring at "Jens Munk's Bay", on the western coast of the Hudson Bay. Munk's account from this expedition, and the 1619-1620 winter stay, are recorded in his Navigatio Septentrionalis (1624).

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