Old Danish ships attend TallShips Races
The Danish maritime history was prominently represented when the TallShips Races 2018 stopped by Esbjerg last month. A lot of the elder guests recognized a number of the ships and were able to tell their families and grandchildren the stories of back then when they were young and took off on the small freighter ships.
The Dutch chip log with schooner De Gallant was in Esbjerg. The steel logger, which was built in 1916 by Isaac Figee's shipyard in Vlaardingen, Holland, was bought by a Danish shipowner in Grenå back in 1965 and the ship was launched as Gertrud. The ship was brought over from Sweden where it had been since 1935 when the fishing vessel was converted into a "modern" freight ship of steel with capacity for 160 tonnes.
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