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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.

Barn with stone end wall

Andviki

19.05.2018

Hummelfossen power station., Masfjorden

Hummelfossen

17.06.2018

As early as 1906 the Matre and Haugsdal waterway was bought up by the businessman Blauuw from Bergen; the first “waterfall speculator” in the Matre area. He immediately resold it to Fr. Hiorth, who transferred all the rights to the company Matrefaldene in 1908. Behind A/S Matrefaldene were German interests, Badische Anilin und Sodafabrik, which wanted to start production of saltpetre fertilizer with nitrogen and electricity.

The “Bualoft” at Kjetland from the 1600s or 1700s.

Kjetland

17.06.2018

Kringlebotnen

Kringlebotnen

17.06.2018

Close to Hummelfossen (waterfall) there is a narrow path leading up the steep mountainside. The path leads to the farm Kringlebotnen, which lies in the mountain, east of the Stormatre valley.

Bjørn West-museum

Matre- Bjørn West museum

17.06.2018

Storsetehilleren/Matrehola

Matrehola

22.11.2018

On a large gravel terrace in Matredalen (the Matre valley), a couple of kilometres from the coastal settlement Matre, lies Storseterhilleren, at the end of a large stone block that came rushing down from the mountain. The Matre river runs just over 100 metres to the east of the cave.

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