The Georg Stage... A brief history
BUILT in 1934 at Frederikshavn Shipyard, Denmark, the ship is a fully rigged vessel with a permanent crew of 10. She is owned by the independent institution The Georg Stage Memorial Foundation and offers more than 60 aspiring skippers lessons in seamanship at one time.
She was also among the few that took part in the races of both 1956 and The 50th Anniversary Tall Ships’ Races in 2006.
The history of Georg Stage goes back around 125 years.
Ship-owner Frederik Stage named the ship after his son Georg, who died of tuberculosis in 1880 aged just 23. The first vessel sailing under this name, a slightly smaller fully rigged vessel, was launched in 1882 in Copenhagen.