Magdalena Fjord (officially Magdalenefjorden) has length of 8 km (5 ml) and width of 5 km (3 ml). It is located between Reuschhalvoya and Hoelhalvoya (in Albert I Land), on the west coast of the largest island in Svalbard archipelago, Spitsbergen. Gullybukta Bay lies on its southern shore. Magdalenefjorden is large enough even for the largest cruise ships, which can turn around 180 degrees inside the fjord.
The first to explore Magdalenefjord was William Barents in 1596. Here he discovered walrus tusks, which resulted in naming the fjord Tusk Bay. Robert Fotherby, English explorer and whaler, entered Magdalenefjorden in 1614 and claimed it for King James I of England. He named it Maudlen Sound, and the sheltered bay on the southern shore Trinity Harbor.
Subsequently, the English founded a whaling station located in Trinity Harbor, on what is currently called Gravneset. Later it was taken over by the Dutch. The remains of furnaces (blubber ovens) have been found on Gravneset, along with a graveyard containing around 130 graves dating from 17th to late 18th century.
In 1614 the Dutchman Joris Carolus was the first to label Magdalenefjorden Mari mag.bay. In 1620 Abraham Goos called it Magdalenen sond, and in 1622 Guljelmus Cæsius - S.Maria Magdalene sond.
Highlights: Spitsbergen, Glaciers, Uninhabited bay
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