National Geographic : 1955 Dec
madoc to lift Welsh slates for Italy. No brig sails anywhere, except one in the distant East, in which maybe I will sail one day if God wills. Even in the Baltic there are few if any nonpowered schooners sailing now. But there are hundreds of motor ketches and auxil iary schooners run to a fine economy, often as family ventures, taking some profitable share in the nearer trades. They told me in Svendborg that this was yearly becoming more difficult. Even a motor ketch must be heavily powered, and en gines cost money. With Capt. J. P. N0r gaard of the Georg Stage I paid a visit to Fyn's last wooden-shipyard. This was J0rgen Ring Ander sen's famous place. The gaunt ribs of a large schooner building for the Greenland trade rose from a heap of wood. Along side the wharf lay two other wooden schooners. Apart from power saws and other mechanical equipment, the Ring An dersen yard does not ap pear to have changed much down the centuries. The Greenlander on the stocks would have been a splendid ship for Sir John Franklin, explorer of the Arctic, or Sir Martin Fro bisher before him. Shipbuilder Ring An dersen himself, still active though well past three score years and ten, showed us the builders' half-models of the ships he has launched over the years. Polished to a soft glow, they were crowded so thick on the walls of 819 Eyvind Jensen Swan Spouts a Shower in a Harborside Fountain Danes regard with tolerance the sight of children paddling in public pools. This functional statue in Svendborg is a copy of a bronze figure near Rosen borg Castle, in the King's Garden, Copenhagen. The sculptor H. E. Freund executed the original more than a century ago.