"Jensine of Haderslev"
Old wooden ships are always of great interest in
They are beautiful to look at and appeal to the fantasies and
dreams of distant countries.
The maritime country of Denmark does not do very much to support
the preservation of the old sailing vessels.
They survive thanks only to private initiative, despite
documentation covering the ships development from wooden hull and
sail to steel and machines.
The cutter Jensine of Haderslev is one of these old ships, which
have been rescued from the scrap heap because a group of Scouts saw
her and bought her. Today the ship sails every summer in the Danish
fairways, and apart from being a sailing museum object it is also a
good training place in seamanship.
Jensine, Denmark´s oldest sailing ship can tell it´s own history
by being restored as originally built.
The work to restore Jensine to it´s original style has been
possible with close co-operation with the Trade and Shipping Museum
In 1990 The Danish Ships Preservation Trust was established.
Jensine has been nominated as being a ship especially worthy of
16. december 2010, Administrator