That’s a huge boat! - The Reykjavik Grapevine

That’s a huge boat!

Published August 7, 2009

The Kruzenstern, a tall-ship in the fleet of the Russian Federation, is in town for the weekend and is open to ye land-lovers for boarding. The 83-year-old ship is housing two exhibitions, one dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Russian Fisheries Industry and the second dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the inaugural Soviet Herring Expedition.
The ship is a 4-mast barque built in Germany in 1926 and then named Padua, but was given to the USSR as war reparations in 1946 and then re-named after a Baltic German explorer in the Russian service, Adam Johann Krusenstern. Measuring 114.4 meters in length, the Kruzenstern is the second-largest ship in Russia’s fleet.
Visitors are welcome to board the ship in the main harbour between 10 am and 8 pm Friday and Saturday and from 10 am to 1 pm on Sunday. Adult admission is only 300 ISK and children under 12 can board free of charge.

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