Dutch Barge, Jonge Freerk….

The time has come to paint the barge, it has been the same colour for over a hundred years, so I thought it was time for a change. I know some will like it, I know some won’t, but hey ho, you can’t please everyone, and it is my turn to be custodian of this fine old ship.

So here is how it looked up to a couple of weeks ago…

Dutch Barge "Jonge Freerke"

Dutch Barge “Jonge Freerk”

First it was time to get rid of all the old paint…

Time for a change

Time for a change

Once all the old paint was off, it was time to rub it all down, and apply the rust proofing, and start the undercoat layers…

A new beginning

A new beginning

Starting to look "right"

Starting to look “right”

~ by englandkev on March 5, 2015.

5 Responses to “Dutch Barge, Jonge Freerk….”

  1. Nice skutsje. Have a look at the Website skutsjehistorie.nl
    They have a historical database for skutsjes. Your boat should registered there. Cheers, Ole

  2. Dear Sir,

    Its about “De Jonge Freerk”. “De Jonge Freerk” was owned by the father of a rather well known missionary Christiaan Freerk Kamma (born in 1906). The father named the skûtsje after his son. Freerk Kamma went to then Dutch New-Guinea (now a province of Indonesia) in 1933 , was a prisoner of the Japanese in 1942-1945, went to Holland in 1946 and again to New-Guinea from 1952 till 1962 (the year that Indonesia took over) and then became a famous professor, specialized in Papuan affairs (Papuans are the inhabitants of New-Guinea). Next year we organize an exposition around Kamma in Wierum , the place where he was borrn and buried, from June till October 2018. Part of the exposition is the youth of Kamma , and now we know that De Jonge Freerk is still alive and healthy we should like to pay attention on this Skûtsje. A question: can you send me some pictures (to my e-mailaddress (dezijlstras@hotmail.com) of De Jonge Freerk, your name and address and when you bought the Skûtsje and from which person?
    And if possible if you are satisfied with the barge . Are you sailing often with the barge?

    I hope I will hear from you.

    With kind regards,

    iko Zijlstra

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