Houseboat AALTJE ENGELINA

Moored as houseboat in Dokkum ... period 1968 till 2005 ...


In the late sixties increasingly bigger cargo vessels ensure that the smaller models have been displaced. There was a rescue plan and many skippers were able to finish their operation. During this time, many ships disappeared and ended up in the scrap. Due to the prevailing housing shortage some have been converted into barges. In the early seventies, developed the "brown Zeilvaart" which in turn kept many ships to end on a ship graveyard.

The ships of our family were not in the restructuring scheme, the Skûtsje becomes a sailing yacht and the other two have been converted into living barges. The Stevenaak Aaltje was not sold, no one saw something special in the model (Later the line plan was much appreciated), so my parents have kept the ship and converted into living ship.

I experienced my childhood and youth on the ship and preserved valuable memories of that time. My father drew from time to time the sail plan of a Stevenaak on the back of old cigar boxes and he often showed me traces of the past in the old hull.

This made such an impression on me that I decided, if my parents should ever sell the ship, to buy it and convert it back to a sailing ship.

Woonboot Stevenaak AALTJE ENGELINA as living barge AALTJE moored on Hellingpad in Dokkum

Photos living barge Aaltje

The following pictures give an impression of the time of Stevenaak Aaltje as houseboat.

Moored at the Dokkumer EE towards the Automotive Workshop Holwerda Here she stays from 1968 till 1979 At the shipyard Draaisma in Franeker round 1974 At the shipyard Draaisma in Franeker in 1999 The dock period shortly before the move to Hellingpad At Draaisma in Franeker In 1980 our ship took the berth at Hellingpad, Dokkum Moored behind a solid bridge the Aaltje was inhabited until 2004 All utility lines are cut In May 2005 Aaltje moved from the berth Just mooring at the neighbors Even the Dokkumer Courant engaged in this action Ready for transport by two tugs from Dokkum to the shipyard SRF in Harlingen On the way to the new destination we sail along the first berth as living barge

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