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Sogne Fjordmuseum

 

Sogne Fjordmuseum is a separate unit of the Heiberg collections. The Fjord museum is located next to the Kaupanger ferry Quay, 5 minutes drive from the museum's main site.

 

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The Sogn Fjordmuseum offers a unique collection of boats from Sogn, a reconstructed boat building yard, boat building tools, fishing equipment of all types and other traditional tools an equipment used in connection with boats and the use of boats on the fjord.

 

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Picture 1: BARKTRAYS
Every year the seine was impregnated in big trays. It was immersed into water together with small pieces of birchbark. The bark contains materials that protect against rotting, and gives the seine a dark brown colour.
 

Picture 2: FOUR-OARED BOAT FROM NORDFJORD ca. 1820
By the coast, where the weather conditions were rougher, the use of boats from Nordfjord was very common. These boats were said to be more seaworthy than the boats from Sogn, and they were used both for travelling and small fishing. The half-room amidships were used for ballast on the way out to the fishing grounds and for the catch on the way home. This boat is rigged with an asymmetrical Square sail.
 

Picture 5: SVEIN HENJENSAND'S BOATYARD
Svem Henjesand from Sogndal, is the last one to build Sogneboats in the traditional way handed down to him from his father and grandfather. In order to demonstrate techniques, he has started building a four-oared boat for this museum.

 


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