National Geographic : 1925 Jun
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE GODTIIAAB, CAPITAL OF SOUTHERN GREENLAND This tiny "metropolis" has about 400 inhabitants and more modern buildings than most of the other settlements of the Danish colony. I Photographs by Donald II. MacAMillan TIE WHALER'S LOOKOUT AT GODHAVN: DISKO ISLAND This curious relic of 1782 is made of boards nailed to four large pieces of whale jaw. Seamen and explorers have cut their names on the hut's walls, and some of the dates go back to 1811. The cannon in the foreground was used to announce to the fleet the sighting of a whale or the rupture of the ice pack. Godhavn, the Lievely of English and Scotch whalemen, is the capital of the North Greenland Inspectorate. In its harbor almost all American Arctic expeditions, and many British, have anchored.