Thursday, July 30, 2009

PRINS WILLEM Fire


Fire has destroyed the tall ship PRINS WILLEM, a replica of the 17th-century flagship of the Dutch East India Company in the northern Netherlands. The three-mast tall ship, which was built in the 1980s, in 2003 became a tourist attraction in the northern Dutch port of Den Helder.
The original ship, built in 1649, was the largest ship of the Dutch trading company. It sank in 1662 off Madagascar.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bluenose II Visits Maine

Bluenose II to Visit Maine Maritime Museum , Bath, Maine
In conjunction with our Net Worth Fisheries exhibit, the replica of the famed Grand Banks fishing schooner BLUENOSE II will be docked and open for tours July 5 thru July 7. A glorious reign as Queen of the North Atlantic began with her launching from Lunenburg’s Smith and Rhuland boatyard on March 26, 1921. It tragically ended a quarter century later. In 1963, Bluenose II was launched from the same shipyard, built by many of the men who had worked on the Original Bluenose. Bluenose II is acknowledged to have the largest working mainsail in the world it measures 4,150 square feet. The total sail area measures over 11,000 square feet and BLUENOSE II is 143 feet in length.