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First a series of pictures of "Styrvolt", - which is not really a sailing ship, and not really old -, but very traditional.
She is in fact a fishing boat, - built in 1943 in Fakse, Denmark -, but still very beautiful to look at although she was not intended to carry cargo and fly over the oceans like the trading ships.
 
 


"Styrvolt" of Vejle.
Traditional fishing boat, built 1943 in Fakse, - 15 brt, - length 42', - breadth 13', - draught 6', - engine 120 hp.
Photographed during a passage of Fænø Sund, May 15. 2008.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Styrvolt" of Vejle.
Traditional fishing boat, - leaving Fænø Sund and entering Lillebælt.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Styrvolt" of Vejle.
Traditional fishing boat.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)







And now to a completely different type of fishing boat - - - -
German old-timer, - "Vegesack" BV 2 -, built in 1895 for fishing in the the North Sea, - and still going strong after all those years.
In fact, - "Vegesack" is supposed to be Europe's oldest herring logger!
It has steel hull, and has been modified several times and was later equipped with a motor, which during the years has been replaced several times.
So, - "Vegesack" has no wooden ship "feeling", - and she is not really original anymore, but nevertheless she is a great old ship, and a joy to watch, as you can see in this series of photos where "Vegesack" is leaving the narrow Lillebælt heading towards open water and "working" in the waves coming in from the bow - - - Beautiful - - -
 
 



"Vegesack" BV 2
Herring logger built by Bremer Vulcan, Germany, in 1895.
430 sq. meters sail, 73 gt, length 35,4 m, - breadth 5,4 m, - draft 2,5 m, - engine 350 hp.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Vegesack" BV 2
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark, on June 5th. 2008.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Vegesack" BV 2
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark, on June 5th. 2008
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Vegesack" BV 2
Photographed in Lillebælt, Denmark, on June 5th. 2008
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)







And here some fairly new pictures of schooner "Albatros" which I photographed on September 6th. 2005.
This is one of the old Danish "export" ships, that for some reason could not survive under Danish flag, but since she was not born as a three mast topsail schooner, her cultural value is not really high, since she is not original.
She was built in Hobro in year 1942 as a two mast, motor driven freighter, which later on was converted to a stone fisher.
Then sold to English owners in the beginning of the seventies, where she was converted to carry passengers instead of cargo, - and at the same time she got her three masts, as you see on these pictures.
At the end of the seventies she was sold to a German company who operates several sailing ships carrying passengers, who love the nostalgic feeling of sailing on a traditional sailing ship.

It looks as if the "Albatros" now trades regularly in Danish waters, - so she is "home" -, although she is now flying the German flag.

Please enjoy my images of the "Albatros", who appears very original, and very beautiful in all her present glory.
 
 


"Albatros"
- three mast schooner "Albatros" in Lillebælt, Sept. 6th. 2005 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


"Albatros"
- three mast schooner "Albatros" in Lillebælt, Sept. 6th. 2005 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Albatros"
- three mast schooner "Albatros" in Lillebælt, Sept. 6th. 2005 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Albatros"
- three mast schooner "Albatros" in Lillebælt, Sept. 6th. 2005 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)








Here another export of Danish maritime heritage, - the barquentine "New Endeavour" -, built as three mast schooner "Dana" in Svendborg, Denmark in 1919, and sold to Australia in 1965.
 
 


 "New Endeavour"
Photographed in Sydney's harbour in April 1985.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


"New Endeavour"
- another shot of this fine old ship -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


"New Endeavour"
- and a final look at the "New Endeavor" in Sydney Harbour way back in 1985-
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)








Now a series with pictures of  schooner "Julia af Faaborg"" as she appeared way back in October 1988, when I met her while sailing on another schooner, - "Nordboen" -, between the islands in the southern part of Lillebælt, Denmark - - -
We headed more or less in the same direction and it almost developed into a race - - -
The wind was against our sailing direction, and forced the two ships to alter course all the time in the narrow waters between the islands, and constantly we crossed each others wake and often came very close to each other.
In other words, - excellent opportunities for taking photos of "Julia af Faaborg" from all directions, distances and in all available light conditions - - -
 
 



"Julia af Faaborg"
- preparing to set sail between the southern islands, - not far from Faaborg where she was built -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 

"Julia af Faaborg"
Built in 1938, by Rasmus Møller's yard in Faaborg, Denmark.
Length, - overall: 29,9 meters
Length, - hull: 28,4 meters
Breadth:  7 meters
Depth: 2,4 meters
Engine: B&W Alpha, 120 hp.
 
 
 


"Julia af Faaborg"
- and the "race" is on -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Julia af Faaborg"
- beautifully silhouetted against the sun -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


"Julia af Faaborg"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Julia af Faaborg"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)

Take note of the "Red Duster" at the stern -
This is because she was registered in Gibraltar in those days. Today, in 2008 -, I believe she has been sold to France and sails under French flag.
Another shameful example of export of Denmark's unique maritime cultural heritage - - -   :-(
 
 



"Julia af Faaborg"
- cruising towards the coast of island Fyn -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Julia af Faaborg"
(Photography bu Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Julia af Faaborg"
- Julia at her best -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


"Julia af Faaborg"
- cruising along the coast of island Fyn -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Julia af Faaborg"
- coming up at port quarters -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


"Julia af Faaborg"
- closing in -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


"Julia af Faaborg"
- against the light -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


"Nordboen" and "Julia"
- close encounter, - almost too close - , at least Captain Olsen at the wheel does not look happy -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


"Julia af Faaborg"
- a final view of a fine, old ship as we sail side by side -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 

Click here for page 2, - schooner "Fulton"
 

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