Saturday, February 16, 2019

Maritime Cemetery

Maritime Cemetery
The old maritime cemetery, (Lotskyrkogården), at Herrhamra on Torö island in Nynäshamn. Built by Baron Erik Sparre from Herrhamra. The estate was destroyed when the Russians attacked in 1719. The cemetery has been in use for many centuries. The oldest gravestone dates back to 1660 and it is very likely that a few sailors from the ship Resande Man, that went down here that year, are buried at the cemetery. The ferry port Ankarudden is just down the road. It has been in use for more than 800 years.

4 comments:

s.c said...

A touching stone.

Linda deV said...

A beautiful and touching picture.

William Kendall said...

It feels very much its years.

Stefan Jansson said...

Thanks. Drove past the graveyard last Summer and made a mental note to check it out on my next visit which was on Friday.