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"Lillebælt-Værftet"
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Middelfart
Denmark

- a traditional shipyard founded in 1855 -

The yard was founded in 1855 by boat builder Ads Ileum Peterson, - brother of Has Ileum Peterson, who built the still preserved cutter "Nordstjernen" at his shipyard at "Sølyst" back in 1872.
Click on this link to   "Nordstjernen"  and see how beautiful she turned out after extensive repairs on "Lillebælt-Værftet"
Ads Ileum Peterson started by building mainly smaller boat types like dinghies and fishing smacks, but later the yard also built many fishing boats for the North Sea as well as pleasure boats.
The yard can still turn out traditional wooden boats, but nowadays it is mostly involved in repair and maintenance of Denmark's large fleet of traditional wooden ships.
The yard and its activities is a major attraction to the city of Middelfart, and is now center in one of the best historical waterfronts in Denmark.
For and old sailor, - like me -, and to "landlubbers" as well -, this is great, because you get extremely good opportunities to see a lot of the old ships from Denmark's maritime heritage - - -
Also the shipyard is the center of a guilt, that maintains old boat types, - both originals as well as new built copies of old boats.

Please enjoy my impressions from a historical shipyard, - "Lillebælt-Værftet".
 
 


2007-10-15.001
View of "Gammel Havn", - with the historical shipyard, - "Lillebælt-Værftet" -, in the background.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2005-01-069
-a closer view of the shipyard, - with "Elsa Margrethe" from 1926 on the slip.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2007-05-22.007
- a closer view of the slipway, - with cutter "Mette"  and  smack "Nordenskjold"  in the water -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


2007-05-19.003
- the historical shipyard, - "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


2007-05-19.002
- detail of the historical shipyard, - "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2007-05-19.004
- the historical shipyard, - "Lillebælt-Værftet" - with piles of timber -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2010-07-18.006
- an old fishing boat on the slip -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


1986-01-076
- caulking the hull of "Frem" at the historical shipyard, - "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


1986-01-096
- working on galeas "Frem" at the historical shipyard, - "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2006-04-060
- "Christina", - a Colin Archer type cutter on the slip, - "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2006-04-063
- the incredible beautiful hull of "Christina", - a Colin Archer type cutter on the slip, - "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2007-10-15.002
- former fishing cutter "Elsa Margrethe" on the slip, - "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2007-10-15.003
- extensive repairs on former fishing cutter "Elsa Margrethe" at "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2007-10-15.004
- former fishing cutter "Elsa Margrethe" on the slip, - "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2007-10-19.001
- stern view of "Elsa Margrethe" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2007-10-19.003
- a new plank for "Elsa Margrethe" has been drawn up before cutting and fitting -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2008-11-08.017
- here schooner "Nanne" on the slip undergoing repairs. Cutter "De to Søskende" from 1909 is seen to the left -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2009-03-10.001
- schooner "Nanne" on the slip -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2009-03-10.002
- schooner "Nanne" under treatment by the ship carpenters at "Lillebælt-Værftet" -
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 

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