Poster - VingaRegular price €15,99
Printed on matte 220g paper
Available in size A5, A4, A3 and A2
A5 148 × 210 mm
A4 210 × 297 mm
A3 297 × 420 mm
A2 420 x 594 mm (PRE-ORDER ships 14th of june)
Vinga is a small island 10 nautical miles outside Gothenburg's harbour entrance. The 19th century Vinga Lighthouse is noted, not only as a beacon in the waterway of the Swedish west coast, but also as the place where the Swedish poet and singer Evert Taube grew up.
However, the first permanent settlement on Vinga was built in the 17th century when a beacon - båk - was erected in 1606, 15 years before Gustav II Adolf founded Gothenburg. The beacon was made of wood to be easily torn down in the event of war and thus make navigation more difficult for enemies.
But people have been hunting and fishing at Vinga for almost 4000 years. A shaft-hole ax from this time that was found in a moraine gravel layer testifies to this.
M/S Nya Skärgråden
The picturesque boat in the foreground is named M/S Nya Skärgården (The new archipelago) Built in 1914 and have had several names since. She's currently called M/S Göteborg, but for pure aesthetic purposes I chose to paint the name "Nya Skärgården" since I think it looks better.
Here's all her names:
1915–1918 S/S Nya Skärgården
1918–1919 S/S Torsbyfjärden
1919–1945 S/S Tor II
1945–1958 S/S Tynningö (naval vessel in coastal artillery)
1958–1966 S/S Linda II (converted to cargo ship for sand freight on Lake Mälaren)
1966–1982 M/S Linda II (after switching to diesel engine operation)
1982–1985 M/S Vagabond 1985–1988
M/S Reparatören av Tynningö 1988–1994
M/S Linda av Tynningö 1994–2018
M/S Nya Skärgården (converted to passenger ship)
2018- M/S Göteborg