Elling Carlsen

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Elling Carlsen (born 1819, died 1900) was a Norwegian skipper from Hammerfest[1] and seal hunter, Elling Carlsen is credited with the 1871 discovery of Willem Barentsz' 1596 winter stay on the north-eastern shore of Novaya Zemlya. Eight years later, he was credited with discovering Kong Karls Land.[2]


  1. ^ Royal Geographical Society , "The Geographical Journal", 1903 edition.
  2. ^ http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0016-7428(193507)25%3A3%3C476%3ATDOKKL%3E2.0.CO%3B2-V