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karl-olsen-big-(3).pngKarl Olsen (1866-1939)

Olsen was the chief engineer on the 2nd Fram expedition.

Karl Olsen was born 16 March in Tromsø and he participated on Otto Sverdrup's 2nd expedition with the Fram to northwest Greenland and the islands north of Canada.

He died on 28 July 1939.

"Victory awaits him, who has everything in order - luck we call it.  Defeat is definitely due for him, who has neglected to take the necessary precautions - bad luck we call it"

Roald Amundsen

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