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(Part 2)
 

"Lillebælt-Værftet"

of
Middelfart
Denmark

- a traditional shipyard founded in 1855 -
 
 
 


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- crowd at the slipway of "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

To the left cutter "De To Søskende" launched in 1919, - and to the right the bow of cutter "Nordstjernen" from 1872.
In-between is the schooner "Nanne", which has just entered "Gammel Havn" and maneuvering to enter the slipway of "Lillebælt Værftet".
 
 


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- schooner "Nanne" on the slipway -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- schooner "Nanne" being caulked -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- wooden boats at "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- keel, bow- and stern construction of a classic wooden boat -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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- smack "Nordenskjold", - copy of traditional design -, built at "Lillebælt-Værftet" and launched in 2005 -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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- belt boat "Mette", - copy of traditional design -, built in Marstal in 1976 -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- smack "Susanne" , - used as pilot boat -, built by the founder of the yard, Mads Illum Petersen around 1890 -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- smack "Susanne" , - once a pilot boat -, built by the founder of the yard, Mads Illum Petersen around 1890 -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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- a closer look at pilot boat "Susanne"  from 1890, - still going strong in 2010 -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 

Now some pictures of the interior - - -
 
 


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- a view into the big boat hall -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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- hull of an old fishing boat used as training object for learning traditional boat building skills -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- bow of old fishing boat, - and behind, - the distinct bow of a classic Nordic Folkboat -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- a view into the big boat hall with the Nordic Folk Boat and the old fishing boat used for training boat builders-
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- another view into the big boat hall with the unmistakable shape of a Nordic Folk Boat -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- classic Nordic Folkboat "Tippe" being completely restored in the small boat hall -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

This Folkboat, - "Tippe" -, is not just a folkboat like so many others - - -
She was built in Middelfart in 1969 by shipbuilder Thorkild Lind, - who built it as his private boat -, and over the years, - between 1850 to 1980 -,  his yard turned out 75 Nordic Folkboats here in Middelfart.
What makes "Tippe"  special compared to all other Folkboats is the fact, that when it was considered to make the classic boat type in glass fiber, - "Tippe" was the one that was used as mold.
The first glass fiber Folkboat, - molded after "Tippe's"  hull -, was launched in 1976, and that way "Tippe" became the "mother" of all glass fiber Folkboats built ever since.
Boat builder Lind's shipyard does not exist any longer, - but his famous boat "Tippe" does, - and now she is being completely restored by the people at "Lillebælt-Værftet".
 
 


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-  "Tippe" being painted in her original colours -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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-- band "Sofagruppen" singing seaman's songs in the big boat hall of "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

"Lillebælt-Værftet" is not only building and maintaining classic wooden ships, - but also serves as a cultural institution with exhibitions and performances.
When that happens, - the big boat hall is cleared for old ships, timber and most of the sawdust, and then rearranged to serve the actual purpose, - being it with tables and chairs, - a stage, - exhibition stalls or whatever - - - -
 
 



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- a final look at the old shipyard, - with "Nordstjernen" on the slip, and "De To Søskende" in the water -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 

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Page initiated:  Nov.02.2010