DerekDerek Roger said:The present Svanen is a twin hulled Heavy lift vessel . Put up the 2000 ton sections of the Confederation Bridge between New Brunswick and PEI. Also built the bridge between Denmark and Sweden .
'Our Svanen' arrived in Australian waters with The First Fleet Re-Enactment in 1988. She sailed in company with other vessels, following the route that Capt Arthur Phillips RN took in 1787-1788. Following the Bicentenial celebrations of 1988 she was put up for sale. I believe she had spent time in Canada but was registered in Britain at the time. She was bought by ASTA (Australian Sail Training Assoc) to replace the 'Barquentine New Endevour', as a sail training vessel. Unfortunately this group went into receivership and the ship was sold again in 1990, to a charter group. The owner took great pride in her, although I hear on the grapevine that she has been recently sold again.Is this the same vessel? Seen at Southampton during the Cutty Sark Tall Ships parade of sail on the 25th August 1982 as OUR SVANEN. Also built in 1922 as the Baltic trader SVANEN, re-rigged as a barquentine in 1978 and at the time of the sighting, flew the Canadian flag.