New arrivals: The Youth Ship

Yesterday the Swiss three mast Schooner “Salomon” sailed into port. This beautiful ship is more than 100 years old, being built in 1910 as a fishing boat, she was rebuilt in 1940 and remodeled several times after that, she is 46 meters long and has a gross tonnage of 147t.

But she is much more than that. The “Salomon” takes in problematic youngsters from the ages of 14 to 18 years old and provides them with an experience, training, discipline and joy that is bound to change their outlook on life and to open a different path for them. Once more, the sea is the great teacher and we islanders can only be happy to be a part of this global classroom.

Tiago Redondo

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