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  • Newsletter from when the new Restauration was being built

    Newsletter from when the new Restauration was being built

    Explore the history behind the construction, launching, and earliest years of the new immigrant ship the sloop Restauration. These newsletters from 2008 to 2011 were published by the former Foundation Emigrant Ship Restauration.Honor those who deserve to be honored..(Copy text from the pdf documents into Google translate.) 2008 – newsletter, volume 1. (Click to open…

  • Restauration knives – handmade in Norway

    Restauration knives – handmade in Norway

    A knife with “Restauration 1825-2025” engraved on the sheath. Handcrafted wooden handle, hand-forged blade, and handmade sheath by craftsman/knife maker Gunvald Olufsen in Farsund. Handcrafted knife and sheath with Restauration. (Click to enlarge.) A knife with “Restauration 1825-2025” engraved on the sheath. Handcrafted wooden handle, hand-forged blade, and handmade sheath by craftsman/knife maker Gunvald Olufsen…

  • Thank you for the gift

    Thank you for the gift

    (Kr) 100,000 THANK YOU for the large and generous donation from Rennesøy and Kvitsøy Mutual Ship Insurance GFS to the Restauration Friends Association! This will be used in our work with: “Communicating seamanship and emigration history with the ‘Restauration’.”

  • Newsletter No.5

    Newsletter No.5

    2023 was another active year. Including visits from Captain Sig Hansen (see video link in the newsletter), sailing to Shetland, visits from school classes, photo exhibitions, recording of music videos for Slogmåkane (see link in the Newsletter), participation in festivals, sailing trips, and more.See photos and more information in Newsletter no 5, December 2023 here.…

  • Pop-up photo exhibition: Stavanger – in USA

    Pop-up photo exhibition: Stavanger – in USA

    The Harbor in Stavanger (Norway) on board the emigrant ship Restauration.Monday 12.06 (opening at 20:30) and Tuesday 13.06.2023 (18:00 – 20:30).See more info: facebook.com/Restauration1825Welcome. Alternatively, more in-depth information: see Fun Facts and the section that starts with:“The village Stavanger, the road Stavanger Road, and the place Norway in Illinois, USA:”Where you’ll also find some of…