#225. Henrik Engblom is the bosun on the tall ship Pommern, one of the classic Cape Horn clipper ships that sailed out of the Åland Islands in the early 20th century. Åland is a Swedish-speaking but legally Finnish archipelago in the Baltic Sea, about 40 miles northeast of Stockholm, and home to a rich cultural & maritime history. Only in his 20s, Henrik, a native Ålander Islander, is already a Master Rigger and in charge of Pommern’s restoration. Mia & I visited the ship back in 2013 when we sailed to Åland on Arcturus. I was excited to be back last summer aboard Isbjörn, when in August Henrik gave me a tour of the ship and talked to me at length about his career.
Andy & Mia's Photos of Pommern, summer 2013
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