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SYDFART1879

Ahoy,
Yeah you've read it well 1879, probably the oldest coasters still sailing in Europe[World?]
The owner is also aged[78]
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The ship Sydfart from Grönhögen. M/S Sydfart was build in 1879 of iron and bessermer sheet at Thorskogs Shipyard in Seffle Sweden. This ship is probably the

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Excellent Ruud--wow-- to think there were square riggers built after that!! Is it still used to trade, or just a pleasure vessel now-- NOW THERE IS A "BIG BOY'S TOY"!!!!
 

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Excellent Shot of a Excellent Vessel. Heres a website of her

http://www2.kalmar.se/bergavik/ats/kalmar9.htm
 

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Ruud-- further-- I was interested by "bessemer sheet". As per our emails re my home town ( with the "rude"! insert), we have a recent road named "Bessemer Way", also "Mannaberg Way", as many of the processes involved in iron (and later steel) making were developed here in the 19thC-- this town only blossomed and was incorporated from 5 villages due to the steel industry-- most of the stuff you see in all the photos of Sydney Harbour Bridge on here, indeed probably a lot of the ships on here, came from within 3miles of where I sit now!
 

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Lovely looking vessel - pity about the name, though. But I suppose it's something perfectly inocuous in Swedish.
 

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The second part of name means Luck in Polish is this similar meaning with this vessel
 

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Excellent shot Ruud - as for the double posting, usually we try to catch them early before there are any comments added, and delete both and start again (only way to cope with the IT bug), this time we are a bit late to do that and hence the best way is to leave the ghost (twin) photo and hope no one posts a comment on it and it can then drop away.
 

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