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Barque Alexander von Humboldt in Laxey Bay

Photographs  Jenny Williamson 2008

A second ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT visited the Isle of Man just days after the namesake cruise ship.

She is seen here in Laxey bay on Tuesday 15 July on her way to the start of the Tall Ships Race gathering at Liverpool.

At anchor in Laxey Bay

PELICAN passes byHeading OffOff Clay Head

The ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT was built as a light vessel in 1906 by the German shipyard Werft AG Weser of Bremen and was initially named RESERVE SONDERBURG. Originally she was operated throughout the North and Baltic Seas until being retired in 1986. She was then converted into a three masted barque by German shipyard Motorwerke Bremerhaven and was re-launched in 1988 as the flagship of the German Sail Training Foundation.


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