Sunday, July 12, 2015

Skagen, Denmark: Mindestøtten

It took a little work to figure out what this monument marked. Google's translation feature can be useful.

On Dec. 27, 1862, the Swedish ship Daphne ran into trouble. Lars Kruse took his own fishing boat out and saved the crew, but eight fishermen died in the incident. This memorial marks the event.

Kruse earned the gratitude of the town for his efforts, and was immediately put in charge of Skagen's life-saving service. Kruse drowned in an 1894 incident at sea, as he tried to reach land during a violent snowstorm.

For his work, Kruse has been honored in several paintings by local artists. The momument shown here is in a small square along a main street.

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