Friday, July 27, 2012

Photo Number 947

This is a CdV from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
CdV Captain DL Antiques
Anton Kleiner was the photographer in Hamburg Germany.
CdV Captain back DL antiques

CdV Captain back DL antiques
Capt  ? Oltedahl?? (edited to Oftedahl)  Bar N (edited to Bark) Mercator??
The photographer’s awards came from 1881, 1884 and 1876, so this CdV was taken sometime after 1884.

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From Iggy:
A bark is a sailing ship, sort of like a schooner. 

6 comments:

  1. I think the second part is the name of his ship, the Bark Mercator. A bark is a sailing ship, sort of like a schooner. Oltedahl would seem Norwegian.

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  2. You find and share the most interesting pics!

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  3. That Norwegian GuyJuly 27, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    I recon his name is Oftedahl, as it is a valley in Norway with that name (Old Norse: Oltirdal which means Swan Valley).

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  4. If he wasn't an opera star he should have been. He looks like he could have really belted out a tune.

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  5. https://www.sjohistorie.no/en/skip/19225/

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    1. 1885 - 1888: E.Oftedahl, 1888 - 1891: J.Oftedahl Captains of the Bark Mercator.
      Bark Mercator

      Call sign
      JKWP
      Shipping company
      Larsen,Ludvig, Sunde,Farsund
      Nationality
      Norway flaggNorway
      Home port
      Farsund, Norge
      Enlistment district
      Farsund
      SHIPYARD
      Name
      L. Eggert, Køningsberg, (Kaliningrad), Russland
      Build year
      1867
      Tonnage
      Gross tonnage:
      447
      Net tonnage:
      426
      Cargo Volume
      207
      Engine
      Dimensions
      Length:
      120.0'
      Beam:
      29.0'
      Draft:
      17.0'

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