The Hardanger Jakt and Stine Katrine

Saturday, September 16
Potluck at 5 PM followed by presentation 

Norway House, 3846 Meredith Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030 (directions)

Old black-and-white photo of Gjøa, a large ship with sails.
Jakts were the workhouse ships of Norway, first under sail and later converted to motor power. One, Gjøa, became famous in 1903 as the first ship to transit the Northwest passage, captained by renowned Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. George Edwards, naval architect and Lodge member, will give a presentation on these vessels, with a focus on the jakt Stine Katrine. George promises lots of photos and as much color as possible.

Non-members are welcome. Pot luck at 5 PM, followed by a brief business meeting and the presentation. Email programs@norwaydc.org with questions or if you plan to bring children so appropriate kids’ activities can be planned.

Here is a little background on Stine Katrine — she worked under both sail and power, then was twice rebuilt into a sailing yacht. During WWII she was rammed and sunk, but met her final watery grave in a 1991 hurricane on a trip from New York to Bermuda. Come to the meeting for details!

Membership pins will be awarded at the meeting to Inger Dvorak (50 years) and Karen Halverson (45 years). We all appreciate your long-term support! Sports medals will be awarded to Svain Ulvedal and Derik Swee. Congratulations to all!

Pictured: Gjøa, captained by Roald Amundsen, was the first ship to transit the Northwest Passage (1903).