1909 Picture postcard of a captured whale at the Murman Biological Station sent to St. Petersburg with 3k Arms tied by oval “1st MURMAN STEAMSHIP “a” 13 6 09″ ds, with arrival cds adjacent, minor toning, fine
Due to the influence of the warm North Atlantic Drift (Gulf Stream), ships were able to serve habitations along the Murman coast to the Norwegian port of Vardo long after the White Sea was closed by winter ice.
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