User:JoshHansen/Yacht-Builder Legend

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The legend, as I heard it from Dad, is that one of our Danish ancestors was a yacht builder. This ancestor was commissioned to build a yacht for the tsar of Russia. Upon completing the vessel, this man was rewarded for his good work with a medal from the tsar. This medal is in the possession of some member of the family, according to the story.

Jens Hansen's anchor-shaped pin in this photo seems to point to some maritime connection.

Possible sources:

  • "Ships and shipyards, sailors and fishermen : introduction to maritime ethnology" - Copenhagen : Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1972
  • Write/visit Danish Maritime Museum
  • Русские императорские яхты конец XVII - начало XX века / Russkie imperatorskie iakhty konets XVII - nachalo XX veka (Russian Imperial Yachts: Late 17th to Early 20th Centuries) ISBN: 5-8276-0016-4