The abandoned Godthul shore station


A floating Factory ship, the Thor I, operated in Godthul from 1908 to 1929 and a small depot was built on shore. The burial site, with two graves, is nearby, on the far side of the spit of land that separates Godthul from Cobblers Cove. The photo below is captioned Two whalers' graves Godthul South Georgia 18/2/17 


Photo courtesy of the Halvorsen family/Harald Nilsen.



The grave site rediscovered by Dion Poncet (pictured) during the Historic Sites Survey in 2006/7. Photo courtesy of Ken Passfield and South Georgia Surveys.


Exposed part of wooden structure at the gravesite. Possibly a cross?

Olaf Olsen was the 2nd mate on Thor I when he died in December 1914. He was taken to Grytviken and was buried there.