Herring, cod and other fish

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Industrialising the sea

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Christian Ringskou
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Christian Ringskou

A mecca for eel fishing

The story of Jegindø's fishing villages begins on the far western coast. In the 19th century,…

Søren Bitsch Christensen
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Søren Bitsch Christensen

Captured and press-ganged

On 6 June 1677, 100 citizens of Aalborg marched the 21 kilometres to Nibe. For years, they had felt…

Susanne Outzen
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Susanne Outzen

Fishermen's swan song

Freshwater fishing in streams and lakes has been common for millennia. Prehistoric woven traps,…

Elsemarie Dam-Jensen
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Elsemarie Dam-Jensen

North Sea whalers

Rømø's captains were relatively wealthy. They worked as captains on Dutch and German whalers…

Elsemarie Dam-Jensen
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Elsemarie Dam-Jensen

Come Hell or high water

A storm was brewing in 1976 that threatened to flood the whole of Tønder Marsh. Soon the water had…

Kasper Høhling Søsted
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Kasper Høhling Søsted

Architect-designed fishermen's cottages

The great flood of 1872 ravaged Hesnæs and washed away some of its cottages into the sea. After…

Svend Sørensen
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Svend Sørensen

Cannon fire at the water's edge

" On 30 April 1809, Thorup Beach was bombarded non-stop for four hours by an English 40-cannon…

Svend Sørensen
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Svend Sørensen

Man the lifeboat!

One foggy morning on 10 March 1904, a fisherman alerted the lifeboat station in Stenbjerg that a…

Svend Sørensen
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Svend Sørensen

Natural disaster was a winner

As the name of the town suggests, Thyborøn was originally part of the province of Thy. Until 1954,…

Svend Sørensen
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Svend Sørensen

Church attic sealed their fate

On the night of 2 October 1943, Jewish households in Denmark were visited by the Gestapo. But the…

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