|Grossherzogin Elisabeth approaching Helsingør.|
|A backlight image of "Lissi", just before Kronborg castle.|
|A Grand Duchess and Hamlet's Kronborg castle.|
|Sailing northwards in the Sound.|
of Jan Smit in Alblasserdam as 3-masted schooner with collapsible masts
and auxiliary engine, launched on August 19th, 1909 and christened the
and in the North and Baltic Sea.
however she came free with the help of her machine.
could be salvaged and get on the road again.
since 1940 she has been to transport evacuees and for reinforcements
in the allied convoys.
for Swedish towns on the coasts following several changes of the owner
and the renaming to "Santoni".
in a poor and neglected condition, rebuilt at the shipyard van Kroosz in
Wischhaven and the shipyard in Stade, conversion to a 3-masted schooner
for cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean, renamed the "Ariadne",
has been used as sailing cruiser until autumn 1981.
in the port of Pireßs in October 1981, who chartered the ship and
transported her to Elsfleth, in January 1982 the organization "Schulschiffverein
Großherzogin Elisabeth" e.V. was founded, renaming of the ship to
"Großherzogin Elisabeth" after a former sailing schoolship based in the
town (the today's "Duchesse Anne").
finacial help of the federal state Niedersachsen and the town Elsfleth,
used for educational voyages in the North Sea and Baltic Sea and as a
as a floating boarding school for young seamen in winter time in the
Elsfleth damaged the ship, with great commitment of the Schulschiffverein
and other sponsors these damages could be repaired, she became the
property of the Schulschiffverein "Großherzogin Elisabeth".