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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

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.

Mo with the Otterstad farm in the background early in the 1900s.

Otterstad

30.03.2018 - 19:53

Tthe Otterstad farms lie in the innermost part of Mofjorden, on the northwest side of the river. The row of stave-built boatsheds that belong to the farm were probably constructed a little after the middle of the 1800s. Both here and on the Mo side, the boatsheds were important storage places at the seashore; wood and other farm products intended for the town; corn and merchandise in return.

The lobster park in Espevær

Espevær- lobster park

19.06.2018 - 18:42

Hiskholmen around 1900

Hiskjo

18.06.2018 - 20:17

Watercolour of the closely knit housing settlement at Engesund in the 1800s.

Engesund

18.06.2018 - 20:28

For more than 350 years Engesund has been a place for hostelries and trading in the Fitjar islands. The place is centrally placed in the shipping lane, with a sheltered harbour close to the exposed Selbjørnsfjorden. Engesund was once part of the great network of historical stopover places on the coast.

Færøysund, Fitjar

Færøysund

18.06.2018 - 20:29

The old trading post lies at the sound between Stord and Færøy in Langenuen. There was a country store and steamship forwarding agent up to 1964. The trade was then moved over to the new ferry harbour of Sandvikvåg.

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