With over 100 years of sailing, Oosterschelde has a colourful sailing history that has taken her quite literally, all around the world!
Built over 100 years ago in Rotterdam, three-masted topsail schooner Oosterschelde was originally commissioned as a sail-powered freighter.
For many years, she delivered various cargo all over European waters and was regularly seen off the coast of Morocco and on the Mediterranean Sea. In 1939, she was bought by Danish owners on the island of Aerø who renamed her Fuglen II where she remained working as a cargo ship until being sold to Swedish owners in 1954. Extensive remodelling and updating were carried out to transform her into a modern coaster and her name changed once again to Sylvan.
1988 marked the year that Oosterschelde was finally brought home to the Netherlands. The Rotterdam Sailing Ship Foundation took charge of the fundraising necessary for the restoration of the vessel to its authentic condition and she was finally commissioned to take guests sailing worldwide in 1992 when Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet officially put the ship into service.
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Built-in 1917, Oosterschelde has sailed around the world and continues her voyages of discovery today.Read more