THE ARGUS Wednesday 8 February 1911
VILLAGE ON ICE FLOE STRANDED NEAR ISLAND
HELSINGFORS, Feb. 7.
The ice floe upon which an entire fishing village has been carried from the neighbourhood of Bjorko Sound has become stranded near the island of Seibkar.
There are 253 men and a number of horses on the floe. Despite the fact that the temperature is 18deg. below zero, the fishermen refuse to abandon their huts and horses and an extraordinary fine catch of fish which they had secured. Their position is not dangerous at the present time.
Inspired by: Giant ice island breaks away from Greenland
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