I had an unexpected surprise during our visit to the Bergen Maritime Museum earlier this month. [EDIT: Oops! It’s August already; where did the time go? That should read “early last month.”] The Statsraad Lehmkuhl had been refitted years earlier, and a section of her was set up in the museum! Part of an exhibit to commemorate her 100th anniversary, I had a chance to walk on her deck, peek into the pilot’s bunk and communications rooms (with the old morse code communication systems), and see parts of her that I — as a “normal” visitor — probably wouldn’t have access to on the actual ship (and anyway, knowing me, I’d be gaping at the fjord and mountain surroundings).
This exhibit is open from April through December of this year, part of the Skoleskip (Training Ship) exhibit. I’ll be sharing a few thoughts and images about that soon, but for this post I thought just photos of my time “walking on deck” would be appropriate.
Join me; there’s no need to find your sea legs with this journey!
Views from the deck:
Views from inside:
The Statsraad Lehmkuhl’s original figurehead (how many storms and ports has it seen?):
Images from her walls and the exhibit:
And to end, the perfect model of the perfect Tall Ship:
Can’t you almost feel the movement of the waves and wind? 🙂