Carlsen Ellin 

Norwegian captain-industrialist. 
Born in Tromso. 
In 1859, engaged in sea fishing east of Spitsbergen, discovered the group of islands of King Charles Land, and in 1863 for the first time circled the entire Spitsbergen archipelago.

In 1868, Carlsen crossed the Barents Sea to the east, reached the Vaigach Island and entered the Kara Sea. Having traveled a small distance because of the ice, he turned back, through the Yugorsky Ball, he returned to the Barents Sea and went up north along the entire western coast of Novaya Zemlya. 
In 1869, he again went to the Kara Sea through the Kara Gates, this time reaching Bely Island. He returned to Norway through the strait Matochkin Shar.

In 1871, Carlsen, having passed along the west coast of Novaya Zemlya, rounded it and reached Ice Glade, the wintering place for V. Barents. The house of Barents was in good condition. At the wintering place, Carlsen left a message about his discovery, and took the most interesting and valuable things with him to Norway, where the entire collection was bought by an Englishman Ellis Kai for 10,800 kroons (about 6,000 rubles). For the same money relics bought the Dutch government. Now they are stored in the maritime museum in The Hague.


The island of Svenskeia (Swedish) in the archipelago of King Charles

(photo by N. M. Stolbov)

In 1872–1874 Carlsen participated in the expedition of J. Payer and K. Weiprecht, who discovered Franz-Ioseph Land. 
He died in Tromsø and was buried in the central cemetery. Granite stele in the Gothic style, 4-pointed cross, the front side is profiled: in the upper part is the image of a flying angel, in the middle part is a text.

A small island in the south of the Hinlopen Strait. The coordinates are 78° 50'N   21° 00'E.

Cape in the north of the northern island of New Earth. The name appeared in 1872 on the map of A. Peterman.


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