MARITIME

Traditional sailing ships disappearing from Swedish shores

2:22 min
  • While Sweden was once a seafaring nation with thousands of ships, now the 70 or so traditional sailing ships that remain in the country are rapidly disappearing.

  • The ships are expensive to maintain and money given out for cultural heritage conservation is reportedly not enough

  • Karin Rosenberg, the skipper of the schooner Mathilda of Mollösund, says losing the ships is also a loss to Sweden's maritime cultural heritage.