Willem Barentsz

june 20th 1597
These are the small boats that the expedition members had to use in their return to civilization in June 1597. Ice is threatening to crush the boats. Willem Barents and one of the crew members died at this site on 20 June 1597. Source: Gerrit de Veer.

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