Copenhagen Lightship

Copenhagen Lightship
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Fyrskib XI Drogden
1878 (F. Sparre, Nysted, Lolland). Decommissioned 1977. 35 m (115 ft) wood lightship; the light was displayed from a lantern atop the mainmast. Hull painted red with a white horizontal band; superstructure painted white, lantern red. A 2007 photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Never powered, the ship served from 1919 to 1977 on the Drogden station. In 1977 it was sold to an artist, Bo Bonfils, who built aditional superstructure to serve as a residence and studio. Since then, the ship has been in the hands of several private owners; the current owner, Stig Romain Andresen, bought the ship in 2005. Moored on the Frederiksholm Canal in København and in use as a private residence. Site and vessel closed, but the ship can be viewed from the quay. Owner/site manager: private. ARLHS DEN-231.

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