An exhibit about Pommern
Åland Maritime Museum has opened a special exhibit that tells the story of Pommern and displays original objects.
The fourmasted bark Pommern is closed for the public during 2017 and that is why we have moved the proud ship indoors instead, says Heidi Viktorsson, curator of outreach. We want to tell the story of Pommern and her origin, Viktorsson continues. Why was she built, what are her specifications as a cargo transporting ship and how did she end up on Åland. The Pommern was already 20 years old when she was bought by the Ålandic shipowner Gustaf Erikson. Before she ended up in Erikson's fleet she had served several German shipping companies, among them the Laeisz shipping company in Hamburg as one of their famous "Flying P-liners".
Pommern with good speed
The main deck on board the Pommern is being changed at the moment and that is why we have been able to move some of the deck equiptment indoors, says Viktorsson. The equiptment is very heavy and we have taken in different winches and capstans. You can also watch a 20 minutes long film in the exhibit that shows Pommern's journey to Australia in 1936-1937.
The exhibit is displayed until 25th February 2018.
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