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Registry #1 Norwegian Registry Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1873 Gjoa Name 5
Name 2 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1873 Place Rosendal Area Hardanger Country Norway
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 69' x 20.5' x 9'
Builder Skaale, Knut Johannesson Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 67 Type 1 Fishboat, general
Registered Tonnage Type 2
Engine Engine Manufacture
Repower In 1900 a 13hp auxiliary engine was installed. Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters
In 1873 she was owned by Captain Asbjørn Sexe, Hardanger Norway. She was owned in 1899 by Raold Amundsen, Norway. Raold Amundsen commenced exploration of Northwest Passage in 1903 and they wintered that year at Gjoa Haven NWT and again in 1904. In 1905 they wintered at King Point YT reaching Nome AK in 1906 completing the first sea transit of Northwest Passage in history. The vessel was beached in 1906 as an exhibit at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA she was owned by the American Norwegian Society. She was deteriorating badly and was carried as cargo in a freighter to Norway in 1974, she was owned by the Norsk Sjøfartsmuseum, Bigdøy Oslo Norway.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
Image made while the vessel was on outdoor public dry-berthed display in San Francisco CA USA.
MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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