Lyndsie Bourgon
Freelance Writer, National Geographic Explorer

Lyndsie Bourgon is a writer, oral historian, and National Geographic explorer. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, the Guardian, and Smithsonian, among others. She lives in British Columbia. 

Written by Lyndsie Bourgon

Crew on a prospecting cruise to South Georgia and Antartica, 1913-14. All photos courtesy Edinburgh University Main Library, released under CC-BY licence

The last whalers

Men from the Shetland Islands worked the whaling expeditions to the Antarctic. Until the whales were gone

Lyndsie Bourgon