Anna Karoline is the only preserved original Nordland Jekt in the world, and has a long and interesting history. In 1954, Nordlandsmuseet (The Nordland Museum) purchased Anna Karoline from the Angell family in Hopen in Lofoten. However, it took many years before the planned museum became a reality. Anna Karoline is a unique cultural heritage, and we are proud to have her presented as the main attraction in a building that honors the history of Jekte shipping!
FACTS ABOUT ANNA KAROLINE
Anne Karoline was built in 1876 in Brataker in Mosvik (Nord-Trøndelag), for Arnt O. Eggen, Oluf Nøst, and Ole Vandsvik. The Jekt was originally built with clinker planking and without a solid deck, but with a flat platform over the cargo holds for the transport of dried fish. In 1890, it received a new planking (nail planking) over the clinker planking. Therefore, Anna Karoline has both clinker planking and nail planking, and the clinker planking can be seen inside.
Anna Karoline got a motor in 1903, a 16 HP Kelvin, and in 1916, this was replaced with a 30 HP Kelvin. In 1908, it also got a solid deck. From 1929, it was used as a lighter for the transport of dried fish southward and cargo northward. In 1954, the Nordland Museum bought "Anna Karoline" from J. Angell & Sons in Hopen, Lofoten, and it was landed in Bodøsjøen in 1959.
WHY THE NAME ANNA KAROLINE? Anna Karoline is named after those who had the Jekt built:
From Arnt, the Jekta got Anna
From Kristian, the Jekta got Kar
From Ole, the Jekta got Oline
|1939||Nordlandsmuseet purchased the ship "Brødrene," which shipwrecked in Rognan in 1940.|
|1954 - 1979||Anna Karoline was purchased in 1954, placed on land, and built under a roof.|
|2011||Nordlandsmuseet and Bodø municipality jointly plan for a ship museum in Bodøsjøen.|
|2012||Sketch project by architects RintalaEggertson.|
|2015||Application for funding is sent to the Department of Culture. Approval for support from the state budget is given in October.|
|2016||Foundation stone is laid for the Ship Museum.|
|2016||First bidding process ends in the fall, rejected based on total costs.|
|2017||Revision of the project.|
|2017||New bidding process in April, construction starts in the fall.|
|2018||The Ship Museum is built.|
|2019||The Ship Museum opens on June 22, 2019.|