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The Gjøa in her new temple!

17 October 2012

On Thursday last week, the Gjøa was finally lifted off the ground, put on wheels and rolled into her new temple. Here she will be well protected from the weather and from souvenir hunters.

The Gjøa is history's first ship that managed to sail through the Northwest Passage. This took place in the years 1903 to 1906. The well-known Roald Amundsen led the expedition with six crew members, including the world-famous polar chef Adolf Lindstrøm.

Many people do not know that Gjøa is named after the wife of the man who built the ship 140 years ago.

The Gjøa building will open in June next year, and you are heartily welcome! 

"Victory awaits him, who has everything in order - luck we call it.  Defeat is definitely due for him, who has neglected to take the necessary precautions - bad luck we call it"

Roald Amundsen

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