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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When salt cod globalised Marstal

Denmark is a seafaring nation, and Marstal on the island of Ærø was once one of its foremost…

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World famous

Marstal's inhabitants expanded the natural harbour, and from this base, generations of sailors…

When salt cod globalised Marstal

Denmark is a seafaring nation, and Marstal on the island of Ærø was once one of its foremost…

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