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"Firewood ships"

"Firewood ships" were typical cargo schooners of Hiiumaa sailors in the 2nd half of 19th century-1st half of 20. century.
Small, two-masted sailship, built by the local carpenters straight on the coast, local men in crew made cargo sailings in the Baltic Sea. Rigg type: schooner. Main cargo for Hiiumaa schooners were firewood to big cities: Tallinn, Riga, therefore ships had the nickname "firewood ships".

No drawings were made, shipbuilding master introduced his ideas about the future vessel making a wooden half-model of the hull of the ship.

Most famous places of shipbuilding on Hiiumaa were harbour Suursadam, coasts of Emmaste and Kõpu.

Suursadam

The "dynasties" of shipbuilders and shipowners were:
Koolmeister, Teng, Jaago, Sergo.

Mihkel Jaago
Mihkel Jaago

Total number of "firewood ships" owned by Hiiumaa people was about 50-60.
Halulaev is a modern replica of the traditional "firewood schooner".

Technical data:

LOA: 16,75 m
Width, max: 5,05 m
Draught: 1,25 m
Sail area: 140 m2

 

 

 

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