Artemis – Dublin Maritime Festival 2010
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Artemis was built in Norway in 1926 and operated as a whaling ship mainly in the northern and southern polar seas. From her home port in Oslo, she sailed to Spitsbergen and into the Bering Sea, fitted with a steam engine, two auxiliary masts and a variety of harpoon guns. During the 1950’s Artemis was then refitted to haul cargo and operated mainly as a tramp freighter between Asia and South America until she became unable to compete with newer and larger boats. She is now an elegant reminder of a time before diesel engines transformed boat design. Restored and refitted into a passenger ship, she boasts two salons holding over a hundred people in comfort and style.
In 2001 she changed hands and was reconverted into an elegant sailing ship. The Artemis now plies the seas in the form of an imposing three-masted barque.