Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Oster and the "Saltworks"

Today we have a piece of local history.

In front: The old steamer "D/S Oster", restored and famous in local song and writing. Here it is seen crossing "Osterfjorden" as it did every day for decades.

At the back : "Saltverket"(The Saltworks) - an unsuccessful attempt to extract salt from the sea. It was built right after World War I, but the founders could not make a profit out of it, so it was closed down before it was properly started. Since then, it has been used for all kinds of small industry.

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