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Photograph of a motor launch built by Lars Halvorsen at the water front at Arendal in Southern Norway.

Date: c 1910
Dimensions:
Overall: 203 x 254 mm
Image: 194 x 245 mm
Medium: Photographic print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Carl Halvorsen
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00044455
Related Place:Arendal,

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    Description
    This broad axe was acquired by Lars Halvorsen in about 1909 while he was working in shipyards in the United States of America. It is one of several of his hand tools that were used by several generations of Halvorsen in their family boat building business. Carl Halvorsen used this axe as a teenager while working with his father Lars, and again in 1990 to shape the new mast for KATHLEEN GILLETT during the vessel's restoration at the Halvorsen boatyard at Bobbin Head.
    HistoryArendal on the south coast of Norway was built on seven islands with a network of canals surrounding the town. Its wealth was based on shipping and its hey day was the 18th and 19th centuries.


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