22 heinäkuuta 2022

Friday Bliss #201 -Götheborg II Sailing Ship in Helsinki



The original Götheborg / Gothenburg, a trading vessel that belonged to the Swedish East India Company, sank in 1745. Despite going down in the Göta älv river near Gothenburg harbor, divers were first able to explore its wreck in the 1980s. A full-scale replica Götheborg II was completed in 2005-2007. At its completion, the project had cost about 250 million SEK (almost $40 million), some 40% from public funds and the rest from sponsors.

The ship is now undertaking its second major trip. The journey will continue in the coming months across the Nordic capitals, Western Europe and the Mediterranean. In the spring of 2023, the ship will head through the Suez Canal toward the Indian Ocean with a destination in the port of Shanghai, where it is scheduled to arrive in late 2023.

Nearly 50 meters long and 11 meters wide, the ship is the world’s largest wooden ocean-going sailing vessel in service. The ship was open to the public in the South Harbor of Helsinki near Kauppatori, Market Place.  The ship was fun to see and it brought to my mind Caribbean pirates! Wikipedia offers more information on Götheborg II, also the photo underneath with full sails from there.







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25 kommenttia:

  1. Wow, you could play pirate there, I can well imagine that and I would have liked that too.
    Such a beautiful ship and your photos are also successful.
    I send you a nice weekend and also a warm greeting Eva

    VastaaPoista
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    1. This ship was really impressive looking Eva. Enjoy the weekend.

      Poista
  2. It is a beautiful replica of the Gotheborg trading ship. Yes, it also reminds me of the Caribbean Pirates.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Some of the staff had costumes along the theme and period. That was nice.

      Poista
  3. This ship is a masterpiece. Shining with beauty.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. It would be impressive to see it sailing on the open sea!

      Poista
  4. Wow, my first thought: Captain Jack Sparrow and the pirates of the Carribian with and the fight with the East India Trading Company ;-)
    Wonderful photos - thank you for sharing, have a nice weekend (without pirates),
    Kirsi

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Seeing this ship certainly arouses imagination! It was great looking even if the sails were not raised.

      Poista
  5. A perfect full scale replica. During school days, I had painted a similar ship with oil paint. These beautiful pictures brought back memories!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. It is hard to belive that the ship is safe on the open sea, but it has inside all the demanded modern technology. This kind of ’pirate’ ships are every small boy’s dream!

      Poista
  6. Ein traumhaft schönes Schiff, damit würde ich sehr gerne einmal reisen . Bestimmt ein besonderer Anblick wenn so ein imposantes Schiff den Hafen verlässt. Danke für die Bilder. Liebe Riitta ich wünsche dir ein angenehmes Wochenende, lieber Gruss von Anna

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Götheborg II was impressive. But perhaps I would dare to take only a short trip on board 😊 Happy weekend.

      Poista
  7. I love these replicas but I'd be scared out at sea in one - just off shore would be fine but the open ocean...I don't know. They seem small...I know they travelled all over the world in their time...so maybe it's irrational...Gorgeous looking vessel!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. I have the same scares & thoughts Lydia, only a short trip onboard! But they did make very long voyages, Columbus to America etc. Seeing this ship brought to my mind a lot of history.

      Poista
  8. Oh, what a magnificent ship, dearest Riitta!
    I have a soft spot for old ships (and also for old trains, cars, etc.) and I'm really excited about this wonderfully designed replica!
    All the best and have a nice and happy weekend,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/07/blackout-teil-1-wie-gro-ist-die-gefahr.html

    VastaaPoista
  9. what a wonderful ship... so charming and ornate. Love the paint colors

    VastaaPoista
  10. That is a stunning ship! I can imagine how magnificent it would look sailing the seas!

    VastaaPoista
  11. Hei Riita!


    Loistavaa, en usko, että voit kehua paremmin. Tämä on täysin minun makuuni!

    Jos olisin ollut paikalla, olisin ottanut tuhansia kuvia :-))

    Hyvää viikonloppua
    ja terveisin

    Anne

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    Hello Riita!


    Fantastic, I don't think you can give better praise. This is entirely to my liking!

    If I had been there, I would have taken thousands of pictures :-))

    Have a good weekend
    and best regards

    Anne

    VastaaPoista
  12. Wow, thank you for sharing this magnificent ship, with all the bells and whistles on it! It is a beauty - thank you for sharing it with us and its history! Have a lovely weekend, Emille

    VastaaPoista
  13. That’s an interesting sight. I’m sure it was state-of-the-art 500 years ago.

    VastaaPoista
  14. that's a beautiful ship and i would love to see it too. i wonder if it will stop in hamburg?
    have a beautiful weekend!
    mano

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  15. Liebe Riitta,
    ein sehr beeindruckendes Schiff, und ich musste auch gleich an den Film denken, der im Deutschen Fluch der Karibik heißt. Ein Film, den ich gerne gesehen habe, nur den vierten Teil fand ich etwas schwach.
    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende.

    Viele liebe Grüße
    Wolfgang

    VastaaPoista
  16. A wonderful ship! Amanzing pictures. Thank you for sharing.

    VastaaPoista
  17. El barco me parece precioso. Gracias y besos.

    VastaaPoista

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