FANØ – AN OLD NAVAL HISTORY
Sailing ships and seafaring are a central part of Fanø’s history and culture. From the mid-1700s and 100 years on, Fanø built a large sailing fleet that sailed the Seven Seas and carried goods between all corners of the globe.
Fanø Shipsrum is inspired by one of the distinctive sailing ships that were part of Fanø’s large sailing fleet – the vessel Doris Brodersen.
Doris Brodersen was built in Flensborg in 1875 and named after the owner’s wife. It was registered in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, and was under Danish flag from 1875. For many years it sailed rum and sugar from St.Croix, St.Thomas and St.Jan to Flensburg. In Flensburg the rum was diluted (verschnitt), seasoned and aged and sold as the famous Flensburg rum. The many blending houses all had their own blend.
Doris Brodersen was sold to Fanø in 1890, rigged to Bark in 1892 and was part of Fanø’s fleet till 1908, where it was sold to Italy. The vessel was condemned in Bermuda in 1913.
Today you can see Doris Brodersen as a model ship in Nordby Church, where it is part of the church ships.