In the years 1594-1597 Willem Barentsz made three expeditions to the Arctic in search of Passage of the Northeast Pacific, discovering and describing the coasts of New Earth (Nova zembla).
During the last journey, the ship got stuck in ice and the team had to winter on the coast of the archipelago. Many of the crew members and Barentsz did not survive in those conditions. About this journey of Gerrit’s diary tells us Vee
Today, the Vee Gerrit’s diaries are considered a source of material science, and history teaches kids Dutch sailor Willem Barentsz after grading Gerrit.