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The Wildfire, Greenland 1800's

The Wildfire, Greenland 1800's

Posted: 1275656992000
Classification: Query

Looking for any info on The Wildfire wreck off Godhavn, Greenland in the 1800's.

Any help greatly appreciated.

many thanks

Re: The Wildfire, Greenland 1800's

Posted: 1338842559000
Classification: Query
I have a harpoon stamped Wildfilre/1863, i roumeres are that we may be in relation to some whaler...

Re: The Wildfire, Greenland 1800's

Posted: 1497447402000
Classification: Query
The high land of Disco, which is a little over
twenty miles from these islands, rose rugged and
bleak, the summit of the hills being covered with a
deep and impervious mantle of snow. Shortly after
7 p.m., passing close to the rocks on the south side,
we shortened sail and steamed into the snug har-
bour of Lievely, anchoring off the picturesque little
settlement where the Chief Inspector of North
Greenland resides, an officer holding his commission
direct from the King of Denmark. On the beach,
on the north side as we entered, were lying the
remains of the English whaler " Wildfire," which
had been run on shore some years previously, after
having sustained severe " nips " in Baffin's Bay.
She is now a complete wreck.


From the Godhavn museum director: Yes , I got your e-mail from Bo Albrechtsen about the shipwreck that we have in lyngmarks bugten. We have know it always , that it was there. I am told that my tip grandmother ( born 1872 has told a story about the ship that sank. There were a lot of mice onboard that seeked up into land. My tip-grandmother was 6 years back then. So it might be the same ship you have discovered through satellite. We have some museumsitems from the ship, these items we got from National Geographic , whom also have dive to film the wreck some time between 2000- 2006.

The ships name is Wildfire.
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