Oosterschelde

Jan Hendrik
12th March 2006, 06:03
First photo taken during Sail Amsterdam August 2005,
second photo Feb 2006 alongside Veerhaven Rotterdam

Topsail schooner, three masts
Length: 167'
Built: 1918, Netherlands
GRT: 226 Crew: 34

Remarkable career, hauling freight across Baltic, to Mediterranean and along African Coast, mast removed and converted to motor coastal freighter in 1950s, purchased for restoration in 1980, completed in 1992, beautiful woodwork interior. Strongly resembles many tern schooners built in Nova Scotia around 1900-1919.

http://www.oosterschelde.nl/uk/indexuk.htm