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.