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Before we boarded our ship, we visited the Murmansk Regional Museum of Local Lore, History and Economy on Lenina Avenue. The Museum's web page states that they were founded on October 17, 1926, and that they are the oldest museum in the Murmansk region. The museum has a nice collection of artifacts from various period...
Hope Bay was discovered by Otto Nordenskjold during The Swedish Polar Expedition in the 1st years of the 20th Century. Nordenskjold and five men from the expedition spent the winter of 1901-02 on Snow Hill Island conducting research. The Steam Freighter Antarctic, which dropped them off, was to retrieve them in the Sp...