Posted by: internationalroutier | October 12, 2011

The Dufkyen- a photoessay

Apologies for the 2 sideways pics, oops. Click on the pics to view larger.
These pics show some of the accroutrements on board the Dufkyen replica currently moored at the
Australian National Maritime Museum. The bricks, currently acting as ballast are actually period bricks from a 17thC house in Amsterdam salvaged during it’s demolition.
Please note, I am not vouching for historical authenticity of any items pictured so if there are inaccuracies don’t go leaving me no hate mail in the comments 🙂
Also note the on-deck galley (headspace is about 4 and a half feet at that point- comfy!), hopefully I am going to pretend to cook a period meal for a group of historical maritime fancying teens in early November using this galley. The plan is actually to cook elsewhere and potentially serve from this space. Should be fun- hopefully they get the numbers to go ahead!



  1. Excellent, thank you.
    Regards, Keith.
    New England Colonial Living History Group 1680-1760

  2. I think you meant to say the Duyfken is moored at THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEM (insert web link). Plug ends there.

    • Thanks, and I actually did say that…for some reason the link exists in the HTML but is not showing up in the post. Sorry folks. Once the Rev is home again maybe he has an idea of how to fix my coding. Damned electrickery.

  3. Moored where? I saw her in Cairns in Nov 2009. Lovely boat – I thought she was a half size replica – woukldn’t have wanted to sail such a small boat to the ends of the earth. Of course spices were worth more than their weight in gold, so even given the different densities of gold and plant based products you wouldn’t need a big ship to carry them.

    • Sorry, as I said in previous comment she is at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Shall attempt to correct coding again.

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