The Ge­org Stage... A brief his­tory

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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.

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