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The trading store at Bakholmen, Austevoll

Bakholmen

12.06.2018 - 17:08

On Austre Bakholmen, a small islet of around 15 acres between Hundvåko and Drøni, lies the oldest trading centres in Austevoll. For a long time this was a court location and it was a natural centre in this archipelago.

Bekkjarvik, Austevoll early in the 1900s.

Bekkjarvik

12.06.2018 - 17:08

Blanks for bowls and ladles

Eidsbøen

13.03.2018 - 20:58

Where the school and the sports facility lie at Eidsbøen there was previously a bog surrounded by small hillocks. More than 1000 years ago this was a holy place, where the dead were buried.

The Hufthammar farmstead, Austevoll

Hufthammar

24.06.2018 - 15:43

Farming in Austevoll has nearly all been in combination with fishing as the main industry. The farms in the district are therefore small, even in a west Norwegian context.

Krosshamn, Austevoll

Krosshamn

12.06.2018 - 17:10

Krosshamn lies in the shipping lane northeast of Hundvåkøy, near Sandtorv. The name probably derives from the fact that this is Austevoll’s harbour situated nearest to Korsfjorden.

Boathouses in Kvalvåg, Austevoll

Kvalvåg

12.06.2018 - 17:10

Kvalvåg on Stolmen is first mentioned as a trading post in 1655, and in 1731 the owner Jens Meyer, was granted a royal trading privilege.

Pilot vessel at Fedje.

Fedje traffic office

19.05.2018 - 19:54

Hellisøy lighthouse, Fedje

Hellisøy

16.06.2018 - 18:43

Hellisøy lighthouse was lit for the first time in 1855. The characteristic red cast-iron tower with two white belts is 33m high and a light height of 46m above high tide.

Kræmmerholmen photographed in early 1900.

Kræmmerholmen

16.06.2018 - 18:44

Kræmmerholmen is one of the old privileged trading posts. From the 1600s all trading in West Norway took place in Bergen, and the farmers were obliged to travel into town in order to sell their produce and buy what they needed. In Bergen City Privilege of 1702 the merchants in the city were allowed to establish “Trading posts in the countryside”. The owner had to have residency in Bergen and the trading post was to be run by an assistant. In this way the city retained financial control of those living in the districts, and not least with buying and selling of fish.

Firing position at Hesthaugen.

Vinappen

16.06.2018 - 18:45

Vinappen lies on a low hill to the very west on the island. Here you have an amazing panorama of the sea. Originally the area was grazing land for cattle, but this changed when the Germans occupied the island. Just before WWII there was a small bearing station, used by the Norwegian Coast Artillery in connection with exercises at sea.