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Pilot vessel at Fedje.

Fedje traffic office

19.05.2018

Hellisøy lighthouse, Fedje

Hellisøy

16.06.2018

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

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

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.

Blackthorn

Bømlahamn

31.03.2018

Espevær around 1915, at “Biekronå”.

Espevær- the Trading Post

18.06.2018

In the sea west of Bømlo lies Espevær, half an hour’s rowing trip across the sound from Vespestadvågen. This is a well-run and well-maintained local community, established on the back of the rich herring fisheries in the 1850s. It is fishermen, skippers and the tradesmen who have made their mark on the culture in Espevær, with their contacts to the south towards Haugesund and across the North Sea to the British Isles.

The rectory at Finnes

Finnås rectory

31.03.2018

Hiskholmen around 1900

Hiskjo

18.06.2018

From a soapstone quarry at Lykling

Lykling- soapstone

22.08.2018

The old limestone quarry is today rebuilt and become Moster Amfi.

Moster amfi

18.06.2018

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