Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oloferne

Barquentine Oloferne, LivornoThe barquentine “Oloferne” is owned by “La Nave di Carta”, a La Spezia based no-profit organization whose aim is to help young people develop the knowledge, experience, and skills to go at sea.Barquentine Oloferne, LivornoThe original boat was built in Messina, Sicily in 1944. After many and different owners, she was donated to the organization few years ago. In 2006 the boat was almost completely rebuilt inside the Navy base of La Spezia by the “maestro d'ascia” (boat builder) Aurelio Martuscelli and a force of volunteers.Barquentine Oloferne, LivornoThe “Oloferne” is currently sponsored by the “Biblioteca del Mare” (Library of the Sea), a series of maritime books by the publisher Mursia.

See also: 27th TAN

18 comments:

Jacob said...

A truly beautiful watercraft! I would love to go out at least once in it...and I'm glad that it is being put to such good use.

Trillian - thank you so much for your kind comments. You make me feel very good!

P.S. Same to you, VP!

Luis Gomez said...

These are just beautiful!

brattcat said...

I agree with EVERYTHING said by Jacob.

James said...

I love to see old boats like these. It sounds like a good organization too.

cieldequimper said...

She's a beauty and her purpose is quite beautiful too.

Hilda said...

It is such a beautiful boat! I really love the combination of white and gleaming wood. A wonderful organization too — I hope they are successful in getting young ones interested.

B SQUARED said...

The lessons learned from this experience extend far beyond 'The Sea.'

Kaori said...

What a beautiful boat! And Oloferne has a great sponser, too! I like the sound of 'Library of the Sea.' :)

Lois said...

The wood is so beautiful! I would love to see the inside.

Small City Scenes said...

Love the wooden boats. Camano has The Center for Wooden Boats. Interesting. MB

JM said...

This is a beautiful boat and I like the contrast to the cruiser on top. I wouldn't hesitate boarding on the Oloferne!

joo said...

The first photo is classic - the beautiful boat against the huge ship, but I like most the last one.
By the way, you also gave me the idea for next post - it's a great thing about blogging, isn't it?

Halcyon said...

I like the first picture best. It may not really be an old boat, but I love that older-looking style.

Rob and Mandy said...

She's a beauty!

tapirgal said...

The purpose of the Olferne seems to be similar to our Lady Washington.

Cezar and Léia said...

So it's possible to learn sailing on this boat?! Cool, I want so much to try that!
God bless you!
Cezar

Dina said...

Wonderful that a country nourishes its naval heritage.

Gunn said...

Love the woodwork, and as Rob and Mandy said; "she is a beauty!"