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- a very rare cutter anno 1872 -



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This page covers "Nordstjernens" transformation during the years 2007 - 2009, -  from floating "chicken shack" to original cutter.
 
 


2007-08-18.001
"Nordstjernen" on the slipway of "Lillebælt-Værftet"
August 2007
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

At this stage, the horrible "chicken shack" and everything else that did not belong or fit-in, had been removed, and the green colour changed out with the more suitable black.
 
 


2007-08-18.002
"Nordstjernen" on the slipway of "Lillebælt-Værftet"
August 2007
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2008-04-05.002
High and dry, - "Nordstjernen" and "De To Søskende" side by side, properly stored for winter
April 2008
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2008-04-05.008
High and dry, - "Nordstjernen" and "De To Søskende" side by side, properly stored for winter
April 2008
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2008-06-25.008
In the background "Nordstjernen"  and  "De to Søskende", - back in the water with the other traditional boats.
In the foreground, - left to right -, "Nordenskjold", "Mette" and "Dannebrog"
June 2008
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2008-10-02.006
"Nordstjernen"  on the slipway again, -  and  "De to Søskende" still in the water
October 2008
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2008-10-20.001
"Nordstjernen" , - back in the water again
October 2008
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2008-10-20.002
"Nordstjernen" , - details of the work in progress
October 2008
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2008-10-20.003
"Nordstjernen" , - details of the work in progress
October 2008
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2008-11-08.014
"Nordstjernen" , - details of the work in progress
November 2008
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2008-11-08.015
"Nordstjernen" , - details of the work in progress
November 2008
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2008-11-08.016
"Nordstjernen" , - details of the work in progress
November 2008
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2009-05-09.004
"Nordstjernen" , - now equipped with mast and standing rigging.
May 2009
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)


In 2009 something happened!
For quite a while "Nordstjernen" had disappeared from "Gammel Havn", - and I really missed her.
Reason for her temporary absence was, that she had to have a mast made and fitted, and apparently that job was too big to handle for the shipbuilders at "Lillebælts-Værftet", - and consequently she was towed to Ebeltoft.
Here were ship carpenters and riggers that had made the masts for navy frigate "Jylland", and if they could make a complete rigging for a 2500 ton navy frigate from 1880, - then they would also be able to make a mast for a  of a 42 ton cutter from 1872.
And so they did, - and on all subsequent pictures you can now see "Nordstjernen" with a mast.
 
 



2009-05-09.005
"Nordstjernen" , - now fitted with mast and bowsprit.
May 2009
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2009-05-12.001
"Nordstjernen" , - showing her new mast and standing rigging.
May 2009
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)


Take note of the mast top!
It looks as if the top section is pointing a little bit forwards.
This is not because of lens distortion from my camera, - but the mast top actually is pointing forward.
Reason is, that on old pictures of "Nordstjernen", the mast appears like that, - pointing forward -, and when making a new mast it was decided to copy the original mast as close as possible.
 
 


2009-07-21.001
"Nordstjernen" , - a bit neglected -, but in good company with lots of "sisters" during the annual "race" for traditional ships.
July 2009
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


2009-08-03.005
"Nordstjernen" , - and "De To Søskende" moored at the slipway of "Lillebælts-Værftet".
August 2009
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 

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