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ANDERSON, Iohn


Name ANDERSON, Iohn
Born
Died 23 November 1838
Age 36
Cemetery Prince Olav Harbour (Pig Point)
Grave Ref 7
Register -

This grave is not in the main cemetery but down at Pig Point, on a hilltop next to the piggery.

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IOHN

ANDERSON

Mate of Schr Mary

Jane of N York

Capt Joseph E Parsons

Died Nov 23rd AD 1838

in this port on board

of the brig Medina

of N York Capt

Elijah Hallett

aged 36 Years

An honest man

 

The two named vessels, Mary Jane and Medina, sailed together; hunting Fur seals for their fur.

The original grave marker was removed to the Museum at Grytviken in March 1998. It has been replaced by a replica, built by Curator Tim Carr. Due to fur seal activity the replica could not be replaced in the original position, so for many years it was not in the right place or aligned correctly. In March 2018, it was finally relocated to the correct position, which had been marked by a piece of pipe.

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JohnAndersonCorrectSite

 

A photograph of the original marker, by Bob Burton:

 

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The replica marker in its first position, with a length of pipe showing the correct position:

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The original grave marker is in the Museum at Grytviken.

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