the schooner Bonavista at Marstal Harbour in 2008
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From fishing village to shipping hub

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Marstal started out as a natural harbour on the east coast of the island of Ærø. In 1514, it was described as a fishing village – the seeds of the successful shipping town that later grew. Marstal's shipping industry dates back to 1634, when it became possible…

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Map from 1926

Marstal Harbour is protected by Ærøs Hale to the south and the long jetty at Hestegrund.

År: 1926 PHOTO:Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen

Marstal Maritime Museum
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Marstal schooner in Oporto
the schooner Bonavista at Marstal Harbour in 2008
Eriks Hale
Marstal church
Marstal Church
Map from 1926
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