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Narvik Norway

Picture mid fifties from an old geography book showing the port of Narvik ore loading docks.Two ships both of Gränges Co.of Sweden, nearest a -Sarek- type ready to leave, the other a -Vittangi- type.Narvik once the most important port of the Union.

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I don't think many members here has any idea at all what is meant by the "Union," but inasmuch as I do, I'll dare suggest that Narvik was very important to LKAB and thereby the Swedish economy (as was proved later on in history), but hardly of primary significance in Norwegian maritime activity. Even though not possessing the figures, I'll have to ask whether Gothenburg really should be placed below Narvik as well. Regards, Stein.
 

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Hi Stein,always refreshing to stir things up,Narvik icefree year round you can´t
get more important than that from a swedish perspective.On the other hand you should not had kicked us out of the Union-oil and ore in joint businesses.
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Oh, many of us thought a new Union would be a good thing, until you joined the EU. We did try to shore up Volvo remember? But no, no Norwegian oil-kroner in Swedish-Pride-Volvo, - so now it's American owned and the rest of the country is run from Brussel(==D). Regards, Stein.
 

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Interesting years, those between 1814 and 1905 (Jester) ... to my mind the Treaty of Kiel has a lot answer for, but at least they kept Narvik ice free and Bergen quite different to the rest of the contry, which we can all be very grateful for. (Jester)
 

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Shouldn't have said that many members would not know what is meant by "union" here, as then we get a history lesson from far-away-somewhere Tonga. Of which I know of historical interest that they had a heavyweight boxer in the sixties named Sipa Fine. How's he doing these days? Regards, Stein.
 

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Stein,
On the contrary, you were very wise to make reference to it, as it stirred the grey cells and I was happy to revisit yet another vast area of 'facts un-known to me' and try and recall the bits I should have both known and understood. - As for Sipa Fine, I think his last fight was in Papeete in February 1968.
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