A week ago I was sailing in the Stockholm Archipelago with the Brig “Briggen Tre Kronor”. We had a terrific time, the sun was shining and the wind was light.
“A Brig is a two-masted ship with both masts carrying square sails all the way. The Brig was one of the most important sailing vessels of the 18th and 19th centuries. It was a good sailor, easily manoeuvred in a number of special ways thanks to its two square-rigged masts.
This ship is modelled after Gladan, a Brig built in 1857 as a cargo navy ship. Gladan also made two journeys as a supply ship for A F Nordenskiöld and his expeditions to Spitsbergen and Greenland. Later she served as a sail training ship for the Navy. Her time ended in 1924, when she sunk in the harbour of the Navy town Karlskrona.”