Inspiration and Lore to be found at the Maritime Museum

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Pictured below is artwork from the free (yes free!) Maritime Museum in downtown Stockholm. The paintings evoke the words of a poem by Carl Sanburg, Young Sea,

THE SEA is never still.
It pounds on the shore
Restless as a young heart,
Hunting.

If you’re at all like me, water, be it the ocean, lake, river, or even a puddle…what could be more irresistible…holds an allure that is hard to explain. Though our relationship to the sea has changed over the centuries, this museum, with it’s interactive, kid-friendly exhibits, does a remarkable job of transporting you back in time; back to when seas were highways to places exotic, back when humankind depended upon oceans for travel, trade and best of all, adventure.

There are a lot of ships to explore at the museum (3 astounding floors full), but none quite so grand as the Amphion. Named after…

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