Spitzbergen Locations

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• The Arctic Coal Company's wireless station in Longyear City. Built in 1911, it was designed to transmit to a Norwegian station in nearby Green Harbor which would relay messages to mainland Norway and onwards. The station could also connect to company ships coming to or from Spitsbergen. The station was vital to co-ordinate the company activities on Spitsbergen.'Spitzbergen' is also spelled 'Spitsbergen,' and is now known as 'Svalbard.'
3/6/2008 10:23:07 AM by cchartne, Svalbard Researcher