Janga Bork is NOT a Dutch fishing vessel, although the unusual (?) hull brings it to the top of this post.  The “L” prefix on the hull identifies it as Danish.

By the way, the aggressive newish spell checker always tries to change my preferred spelling of “sixth boro” to “sixth bork.”  You may have seen some “typos” I missed.  I’m very happy to learn that Bork is in fact the name of lovely Danish seaside town that I must visit one of these years.

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For (slightly dated) info on Dutch society and fish, click here.  For a thought-provoking op-ed piece by Paul Greenberg on the plight of US fishing industry, click here.   The “UK” on the trawler below, Sursum Cordo, identifies it as registered in Urk.   Fishing vessels from all over –see Stellendam below–bring their catch to Ijmuiden, just outside Amsterdam.

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Huge trawlers like Cornelis Vrolijk‘s  Carolien  . . . of Scheveningen–operate out of here as well.

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Here’s sister ship Scombrus.

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Smaller trawlers Seagull and Flamingo are sculptural.

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The “Z” on Flamingo stands for Zeebruge in Belgium.

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In a Den Helder drydock, it’s Grietje Hendrika by the top sign and St. Antonius (Belgian) in raised metal letters below.

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No surprise Dr. Maarten Luther is German.

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In the town of Haarlem, the fish merchant is one of the more recently built buildings.

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In the same square, this take on “blind justice” is a refreshing leap backwards.

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Noord Hinder lightship  . . . just over a half century old . . . reminds me of this lightship lost in the South American jungle.

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Another restored Dutch steam vessel Hydrograaf  has a name that reveals the mission for which it was launched over a century ago.

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I have more, but for now . . .  as the Dutch say . . . Stop.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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