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    Posted: 14 December 2021 at 16:48
In September I visited the city of Arnemuiden in Zeeland, Teh Netherlands. I visited the historic shipyard C.A.Meerman.

The yard was originally established in 1763, then bought in 1786 by Jacobus Meerman, the first of seven generations of owners. In the 19th. century the yard grew substantially and by the early 20th century it boasted 3 slipways and two buildings.

In 1986 its last owner, C.A. Meerman, by then 71 years old, closed its doors, unsure what to do with the premises, which were by then outdated and in poor shape. In 2003 he ‘sold’ the yard and its contents to the municipality of Middelburg, for the symbolic sum of €1.00. But he stipulated three conditions: 1. the yard should be restored and preserved; 2. it should open to the public as a museum; 3. Sunday rest should be preserved.

I visited on a Wednesday

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12. End this is the end product:


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That's an impressive set of images - I love the depiction of this kind of work or should I say: "art of work"? Depicting the reconstruction of old boats (#6, #7) or the construction of new ones (#4, #5) provides a fine documentation of a museum which still functions as a workplace.

#1, #4, #5 and #10 are my favorites.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 December 2021 at 21:27
wow, Addy, love these! great series.
(small world!).
what does PI stand for? Philippine? (Philipsland??). must be an old mussel ship.
TFS! hope you enjoyed yourself/-selves!
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Good reportage, and good choice to include tools, although I would have liked to see a different angle of view, or macro/close focus.

Interesting "This method is opposite to the more common way", the website says this yard builds ships "backwards", the hull first, then the spars holding it together, as opposed to building the spars first then attaching the hull.

Also the name Middelburg is funny - "What do we call the town in the middle?" "How about Middle-Burg" LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2021 at 09:33
True, Middelburg is one of those city names you suddenly realize "oh, wait, it means...." - like Rotterdam (dam in the river Rotte); Beograd (White castle); Bergen (hills) etc.

It was a great visit. Me and my sister had a tour guide for just the two of us. He told us a lot. It took a couple of hours to do the full walkthrough. That made different (like detail) shots somewhat difficult as I also wanted to hear what he was telling us. Different interests came together: photography, engineering and history.

Anyway, glad you guys like them

Oh, almost forgot. Had to Google the ship. PI is for the town of Phillippine in Zeeland, Netherlands. To be honest, I never heard of Phillippine... Anyway, the ship was build in 1924 and registered in Phillippine. See here for the full history of the PI67 "Nieuwe Zorg".

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Nice reportage Addy. I love those workshops with real craftmanship.

I have been in this town Phillippine once
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Wonderful. Great pictures of a fascinating place.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2021 at 21:33
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

I have been in this town Phillippine once
TFS
You're a well travelled man!

Thnx Ian!
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Fine series Addy. You had great weather and great light.
Lovely boats they produce. #12 gives a good view.
Impressive re-use of old spars.
All in all: thanks for sharing
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