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stefang

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108 days ago

Went to one of our local hotels for lunch today and they had this figurehead mounted in the lobby. It’s from a Swedish sailing vessel that got wrecked on our coast nearby in 1822 . I thought is was kind of cool, so I took a couple of photos. She has a name ‘Mathilde Christiane’ carved her right side. I guess that was the name of the vessel, but not sure. I hope you find it interesting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 108 days ago

Very cool! And to think that these really took a beating at sea. Great condition.

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#2 posted 108 days ago

That’s a beautiful carving and I imagine that it is quite valuable as an antique.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 108 days ago

Beautiful carving work. Thanks for posting.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 108 days ago

Thanks for posting. Very cool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 108 days ago

Extremely Interesting beautiful work on the craftsmen of the day; and reminds me of the song “Waltzing with Mathilde”. Guess she danced many waves?

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#6 posted 108 days ago

Great shape for years at sea.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 108 days ago

That is a nice treasure and I am glad to see it preserved and in public view ,also enjoyed the pictures of the sail ships something I miss as I grew up near the coast in Germany and got to see them from time to time ,what a site .
http://lost-at-sea-memorials.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/461px-Pamir1953_Hamburg.jpg
Still remember when this one went down .

-- Kiefer 松

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stefang

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#8 posted 108 days ago

Glad everyone like the pics. I did confirm the ship’s name with a web search and the the wreck occurred in 1822 which I fixed in the text above. The ship was a bark (not sure what that implies). I am guessing the figurehead has been restored or at least repainted.

Klaus Thanks for the photo. I never get tired of seeing sailing ships. They are a wonder to me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 105 days ago

Mike the term Bark is short for Barkentine (I think I spelled that right) and it refers to a particular mast and sail combination. Part square sail and part gaff rigged. Now I’ve got to go look that up to be sure.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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stefang

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#10 posted 105 days ago

Thanks Jim. I need all the help I can get when it comes to sailing vessels. I read Wooden Boat almost every month and after about 3 years I still can’t remember one sail rig from another, except for the no. of masts and I know the mizzen mast is the one aft.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 85 days ago

Very cool, Mike. I’ll bet she’d have lots of stories to tell

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#12 posted 76 days ago

Uhhhhh yes that’s naughty!
Smiles my friend,
Mads

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ruddy

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#13 posted 75 days ago

Great post Stefang. I love the old ships and am in awe of the sailors that manned them.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#14 posted 75 days ago

A barque has fore and main masts square rigged but a barquantine has only it’s fore mast rigged square. Nice photos above. I love these old sailing ships and have read many sea adventure novels. Moby Dick started me off on that reading adventure. An excellent book that is a true story is Richard Dana’s Two Years Before The Mast. He’s a sailor on a merchant vessel in 1832. Some of it is kind of mundane (no swashbuckling) but it’s an excellent read and really puts you in his shoes as a sailor during that time. And it’s out of print so you can find it free on many book websites like Gutenberg. I think even amazon has it free for kindle.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#15 posted 75 days ago

She’s a beauty. A maiden intended as a talisman against disaster. Alas… So goes love.

I was googling for info on black locust and ran across this:

http://www.nps.gov/safr/historyculture/thayerrestoration.htm

What a restoration project! I had no idea the skin on a boat like this was so thick. Are these milled to their irregular shapes or steamed and bent?

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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