Morgenster a Voyage
This video follows the ship from her early days as a trawler in 1919. It also includes an ocean passage from Tenerife to her home port of Den Helder, Holland, earlier in 2017.
Accompanied by the sonorous and musical sound of the “Hooks and Crookes” shanty group from Waterford, Ireland. The numbers include a few lines from the prolific and under performed song writer Pete McNab’s “Tall Ships” and a couple of great “Pirate Blues” tracks by the Dutch Band Zinkzand.
ABOUT THE SHIP
She was originally launched in 1919 as the Herring Lugger ‘Vrouwe Maria’. In 1959 her name was changed to Morgenster (‘Morning Star’ in English )
The current owners, Harry & Marian Muter, acquired Morgenster in 1993 for the purpose of converting her into a Clipper Brig for Sail Training voyages. Relaunched in 2008 she joined the Tall Ship races.
Home Port, Den Helder, Holland
Length overall: 48m
Sail area: 600sqm