The award winning 120-year-old Norwegian built Vega in an important part of Norway’s maritime heritage. Officially classified as a Historic vessel Vega was built by Ole Nerhus at Olve, Hardanger over the winter of 1891 – 92. Her design model won an award at the great exposition in Oslo in 1898. Vega sails over 7,000 nm every year her all volunteer crew delivering donated tools, educational, and medical supplies to isolated South East Asian island communities in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Vega is not only rich in history, but is still active today as the images and interviews with her crew and the people she assists we are making available attest. There are several interesting people and historic artifacts concerning Vega still in Norway. We will be happy to put you in contact with them and they have agreed to do all they can to help you.
If this short summary has attracted your interest please have a look at this private media only section of our website. www.sailvega.com/Image_Folder
Browse the text docs – where you will find extensive history and interview materials – and the image bank. The easiest way to browse the images is to download the PDF file that gives a quick overview with captions. Full size images are available in the Images folder at 300 dpi in Adobe RGB color balanced for offset printing. From there we will be happy to answer any and all questions or make special images you might need.
The people of Norway have every right to be proud of Vega, but they can only enjoy that pride if you are willing to help make them aware she still exists. Thank you for your kind attention and assistance.
Built at Olve, Norway in 1891-92, for over 100 years VEGA carried cargos of bricks, building stone, pig iron, and cement through some of the world’s roughest seas. Built for the North Sea and certified for Arctic trade, VEGA was famous for her strength and ability to carry loads other boats her size could not. Baltic traders like VEGA made some very impressive voyages including immigrants to North America and cargos to the Mediterranean, Africa and the Caribbean, some rounding Cape Horn to trade with Chile.