Only 28 more nights until you can see the clock from the 'Behouden Huys' safe house on Nova Zembla again. A quick refresher: navigator Willem Barentsz was searching for a northern route to the Dutch East Indies when he got stuck in the ice. Willem and 16 others spent the winter in a house they built themselves. This clock told the time, but on 3 December 1596 it froze forever.
Barent's 1597 expedition saw the discovery of Spitsbergen and the trapping of their ship in ice forcing a winter over. The ship is a typical carrack of the period with a large after castle and combination square and lateen rig. No special designs for arctic work are presented.