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Restoration of Historic Norwegian Wooden Sailboat Celebrated ~

Sailing Away ...On Saturday, March 28, I sailed as a guest aboard the Frithjof Wiese on her first leg back to Norway - Sausalito to Santa Cruz.

I am happy to have preserved this bit of her history...more

Enjoy the video! - Victoria



Paul Liberatore
Marin Independent Journal
Posted: 03/14/2009 06:50:32 PM PDT

People who love wooden boats held a bon voyage party Friday evening on the Sausalito waterfront for one of the rarest and largest wooden ships still afloat. They were celebrating the at-long-last-finished restoration of the historic Frithjof Wiese, a 55-foot-long Norwegian gaff ketch constructed of 60 tons of Douglas fir and white oak.

In 1986, the owners of the massive old sailboat, originally used to rescue Norwegian fishermen in the North Sea, began a marathon effort to refurbish the 80-year-old vessel, designed by Colin Archer, a legendary figure in the world of wooden boats. more...
 
FRITHJOF WIESE
1935 - 2012

Farewell Party at
Valhalla Signworks
March 13, 2009

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MORE NEWS ON FRITHJOF WIESE MARINSCOPE - APRIL 4, 2009
A voyage home begins
By Jessica Mullins
Sausalito Marin Scope

The 18-year restoration of the historic Norwegian Frithjof Wiese vessel, which has been in and out of Sausalito for 10 years, was completed last week. The ship began its return voyage to Norway on the early morning of March 28. MORE...

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Restored wooden sailboat takes a break in Santa Cruz

Posted: 04/04/2009 08:41:52 AM PDT

SANTA CRUZ -- A historic wooden sailboat used to rescue North Sea fishermen decades ago has undergone its own 20-year rescue and is now resting quietly in the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor. MORE..

 
 
 


 
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