Sunday, May 13, 2012
Sundays Overseas: Remnants of a Coal Mining History
The Kafe is not from the past, but their modern food facility..........I am referring to the locomotive for transporting the coal from the mines to the harbor........
The main reason for anyone to be in Svalbard during the early part of the last century (or before that), was for Coal Mining. The Town of Longyearbyen was named for American mining investor John Longyear, who was finally able to make mining there profitable.