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Ivory Gull, Wilczek Island, Franz Josef Land, Russia, August 2017

Wilczek Island

Island discovered in 1873

Information about Wilczek Island

The Admiral Tegetthoof, caught in the ice off Novaya Zemlya in 1872 came to a halt off this tiny island for the winter of 1873-74. They explored the area and there is the grave of Otto Krisch, the one expedition team member that died.

One of the largest islands on the SE side of the archipelago. Mapped by Payer in 1874 and visited by the Wellman expedition in 1898-99. It was the overwintering site of Bentsen and Bjorvik on the Wellman expedition, attempting to set up an advanced cache for Wellman’s attempt (he overwintered at Cape Tegetthoff) on the North Pole. Bentsen died here and the grave can be seen and the remains of the cabin.

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Ivory Gull, Wilczek Island, Franz Josef Land, Russia, August 2017
Ivory Gull, Wilczek Island, Franz Josef Land, Russia, August 2017
Ivory Gull, Wilczek Island, Franz Josef Land, Russia, August 2017

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