In 1925 Captain Gerhard Folgero commissioned a Petersen (hey! I’m a Petersen!) to build a 40-foot clinker built boat, and on July 20 1926 he landed in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

Based on this passage alone, I love these guys: Kristian swore that there would be coffee, even if the boat went down. At 9:30 a.m. he reported that the coffee was ready. Most of the coffee was lying on the deck, but there was a small cup for each of us. The few drops were quite refreshing, and gave us new strength and courage.

Sounds like my canoe trips.

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