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Photographer:Wolfgang Fricke [View profile]Title:GefionAdded:Jun 26, 2020
Captured:September 03, 1972IMO:UnavailableHits:245
Location:Kiel, Germany
Photo Category: Traditional rig sailing ships under 120'(36.6m)LOA
Topsail schooner;
built 1894 in Solvesborg, Sweden, as AMELIA; later renamed KAREN SORENSEN; bought by German owners and renamed GEFION;
the photo shows the ship after the Windjammer Parade during Olympic Games 1972 in Kiel; scanned from color slide.
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Steve Tompkins on Jun 30, 2020 08:47 (14 days ago)
does anyone know if she is still around?
Wolfgang Fricke on Jun 26, 2020 21:05 (17 days ago)
Thanks, Uwe and Manfred, for the data and the convincing fotos and illustrations in the internet! As mentioned, GEFION is not listed in the book 'Windjammerparade' by H.J. Hansen and B, Wundshammer. I will change the data soon.
Manfred on Jun 26, 2020 18:59 (17 days ago)
Uwe is right.
GEFION ex KAREN SORENSEN ex AMELIA built in 1894 at Solvesborg, Sweden.
In 1975 in US ownership operating in the Baltic, fate not known to me.
Here she is in Kiel on 27 July 1973:
As a painting:
Rgds, Manfred
itsfoto on Jun 26, 2020 17:47 (18 days ago)
That looks like the 2 masted topsail schooner (not brigantine) GEFION, built 1894 in Sweden as Amelia. under german flag in 1972. later spanish flag, gone before the end of the century, as afar as I know.
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