Morgenster

Go to bookings and prices The Morgenster has been sailing as a clipperbrik since 2008 when her restoration was finished. The mission is to preserve a historical heritage of seafaring and to help further develop all the persons on board. Marian and Harry Muter wanted to build a beautiful historical ship, one to pleasantly spend time on and as a bonus they build her as a great sailing vessel. During the Tall Ships Races she can always be found somewhere in the leading group. And also at other races she is a feared competitor. Her rigging was said to be dated since 1840, but she runs very well with it. But what it all comes down to is making friends and having a great time.

One of threir trainees told us:
I’m going to tell my friends how amazing it has been. I will tell them about our visits in the ports of Arendal and Kristansand, about the crew parade, about the climbing of the mast, and of course about the less fortunate weather. They will hear about the nice crew, the other great trainees, the captain and, of course, about us throwing water balloons! Also of our visit at the Norwegian family, the delicious food, our watches, our work, and they are going to hear that I am definitely coming back!”

Accommodation

You have all the space you need at the Morgenster. On the lower deck you can take a breather at the bar or in the spacious seating area. This vessel can hold up to 36 trainees, divided in four-person and three-person cabins. There are also eight comfortable hammocks to really experience being on a ship to the fullest.
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Specifications

Shipping type: Brig
Homeport: Den Helder, NL
Date built: 1919
Restored: 2008
Crew: 6-10
Capacity: 36 pers.
Daytrips: 90 pers.
Length: 48 m
Beam: 6.64 m
Draught: 2.40 m
Sail: 600 m2
Displacement: 225 ton
Height of mast: 29 m
Engine capacity: 430 HP

History

Carrying the name 'Vrouwe Maria', this brig was put into use in 1919 for the catching of fish in the North Sea. A motor was fitted in 1928 and in 1947 it got extended and re-measured. In 1959 the name changed into Morgenster. Later on the ship served in sport fishing and as a radio ship for Radio Del Mare. In 1993 Harry Muter bought the vessel to rebuild it into a Sail Training Ship. In 2008 the ship can be found sailing the waters of Europe once again.
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Log Bark Europa: Lisbon (PT) - Las Palmas (SP)


Hauling the nets
Excerpt from our garbage-management-book: "Europa has a policy of recovering garbage from the sea during routine operations as opportunities arise..."

Europa left the last fast shipping lane yesterday evening; no more high speed overtakes of our 103 year old lady zigzagging her way forward in the slow lane of a different time and age. Finally we’re sailing in the open ocean; seemingly endless wide and empty. This is where she belongs.

And as you can see the Lookout still has a most important duty; spot any floating garbage in the ocean and report timely back to the bridge. I have to say our voyage crew does an excellent job; during the last 2 weeks we collected 2 orange fenders and today the fishermen of Quimper and Goedereede could practice their skills in hauling out the nets. Although rather disappointing after close inspection by Rensje our cook: no fresh-catch-of-the-day.

Ruud Blokzijl - chief mate
Photos Andre Nogueira

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