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The Worlds Oldest Gun Ship: A Medieval Cog Ship

August 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm » Comments (2)

We were lucky enough to have the rare opportunity to get on a 1,5 hours tour with a Swedish medieval cog ship visiting Visby harbor. This Cog ship is a rebuilt copy of a cog ship from 1390, the worlds oldest known fire-armed ship. The Cog Ship type was the absolute most common in northern [...]

Destination Gotland Ferry

August 12th, 2011 at 10:50 pm » Comments (4)

Destination Gotland has two different ferries, one bigger called SF 1500 and a smaller one SF 700 which is supposed to be the fast one, but nowadays there is not much difference in time between them. This one is the SF 1500. The Gotland ferry takes around 3 hours between Nynäshamn (about 60 kilometers from [...]

The Wooden Ship Valborg

July 27th, 2011 at 9:00 pm » Comments (3)

When taking the ferry over to Fårösund one day, we saw a beautiful wooden ship anchored at the harbor there. Her name is Valborg, a 36 meters two-masted wooden galleass. She is from Helsinki, Finland, built in Porvoo, Finland 1948. Today the ships purpose is sail training and teaching ship building skills, participating in Tall [...]