Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Dutch sail training ship Morgenster passing by in Öresund

The Dutch brig Morgenster was an imposing sight when it 
was sailing northwards in Öresund this afternoon: 

Morgenster has an interest history:

"The Morgenster (Morning Star in Dutch) is a sail training ship based in the Netherlands. She was built, as a herring lugger under the name De Vrouw Maria, in 1919. In 1927, she was lengthened by 7 metres (23 ft) and converted into a motor fishing vessel. She was renamed Morgenster in 1959 and continued to be used as a fishing vessel until 1970. After a period of use for sport fishing and in the pirate radio business, she was acquired by her current owners for conversion back to a sailing vessel in 1983. She made her maiden voyage as a sail training ship in 2008, having been refitted as a brig."  (Wikipedia)

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