Zeeland Maritime Heritage  

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Zeeland Maritime Heritage
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On this image some reconstructed ancient Zeeland wooden fishing boats can be seen. These boats were built at the end of the 19th century, begin 20th century, and are recently reconstructed to keep them for historical reasons (as a kind of 'living monument'). During the reconstruction a small propulsion engine was built in as well, only for safety purposes (emergency propulsion). It's hard to imagine that fishermen had the courage to sail on them on the North Sea in the past, with no other propulsion means than sails. My late granddad was one of them. He survived on July 18th, 1924 a disaster in which 15 of his fellow-fishermen drowned after their tiny boats were struck (and sunk) by a heavy storm. Nowadays these 'living monuments' are only used for leisure/pleasure sailing rides on lakes in Zeeland. Sailing will keep them in a better condition rather than to give them only a passive role.

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06/17/11 10:44 PM GMT
They look a lot like the Norfolk wherries.......Really nice picture...R.
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06/17/11 10:56 PM GMT
Cornelius - The wood hulls and masts are beautiful. Set against the blue sky and water, with the flowered bank on the left, the scene is wonderful. Excellent photography, my friend! Thad
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06/17/11 11:17 PM GMT
Can I stick an outboard on one of those? I would love to have one of those beauties. Fantastic shot, Mr. C.
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06/17/11 11:54 PM GMT
This is marvelous my friend, Tigs♥ =^..^=

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06/18/11 12:11 AM GMT
I find it hard to believe that they sailed these on the open seas too. They look really fine all lined up like this and that flower bed adds more splash to the scene here which is quite clear and very colorful. High quality.
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06/18/11 12:44 AM GMT
What an out standing view of fishing boats
plus I like all the reds and grass on the left hand a A++ my friend and fave it.
You are the best of the best Cornelius!
Ms D from TN
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06/18/11 1:01 AM GMT
Truly a very striking capture & love those boats
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06/18/11 2:04 AM GMT
I like these old fishing boats, Cornelius. They just don't make things like they did back then. A fantastic capture of these beautys.
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06/18/11 4:27 AM GMT
To get on the open ocean with this small vessels took nerves of steal. A great historic capture my friend.
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06/18/11 7:17 AM GMT
Great viewpoint for us!...nice bit of processing too, I sense a wee touch of hdr in here?...
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06/18/11 10:01 AM GMT
Wat een klasse foto! Mooie kleuren ook Cornelius! Mich
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06/18/11 10:14 AM GMT
Excellent image Cornelius. The boats look beautiful with their tall masts against the blue sky. Very good composition, colours and focus.
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06/18/11 7:15 PM GMT
What a bright sunny day!! The sailboats are just gorgeous:)
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06/19/11 3:31 AM GMT
I like how the boats are lined up as if they are waiting their turn to head out to sea. Wonderful colors & detail. A magnificent capture Cornelius.
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06/19/11 5:15 AM GMT
Spectacular!the composition,colors,and clarity everything
look fantastic! In V/B 10/10 for sure for this amazing
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06/19/11 11:52 AM GMT
Great capture, as always.

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06/19/11 6:24 PM GMT
This is a lovely image of those fishing boats. Also I like the colours, composition and lines of the jetty, water and sky. And as usual, the sun is still shining where ever you go with your camera!! ha ha Well done! Fav'd and thank you for sharing!
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06/19/11 10:02 PM GMT
A Stunning scene and photo,Cornelius.Such Beautiful sailboats.
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06/20/11 3:14 AM GMT
Truth be known, I bet you were one that would have had the courage to hit the seas in one of these Sea. Excellent post.
Good health to you and yours.


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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
06/23/11 1:54 AM GMT
Having been in the hospital I am way behind in commenting. So, just wanted you to know I viewed your picture.
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06/28/11 2:51 AM GMT
Hello Cornelius....Beautifully composed...The lighting in this scene is excellent which is showing great detail and colour throughout the picture....The boats are indeed very beautiful and you do have to admire the fishermen who went out to sea in them...I was quite happy to be on the ships of the grey funnel line(The Royal Navy)....Well done...All the very best to you Cornelius.................Mick.
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