A taste of salt
Out at sea
The maritime collection contains artefacts such as a figure-head and a foghorn and also stories such as that of commander Klaas Hoekstra. According to his diary he departed in the direction of Greenland in 1825 to catch whales. His brandnew galleot ship crashed in the polar ice, however, although the crew were presumed to have perished they arrived back in Harlingen after a year of horrors. The merchant fleet and admiralty are also represented in the exhibition.