For hundreds of years, shipping has been permanently linked to Åland’s economic and cultural history. Since they gained self-government in 1920, Åland became a base for the largest commercial deep-sea sailing ships in the world, which, among other things, operated the wheat route, often called “The Great Grain Race”.
Herzogin Cecilie, the legendary four-masted ship of the “Sail Age”, remains unforgettable in maritime history. From its time as a training ship to its role in the Åland fleet and tragic end, the ship’s legacy lives on through artefacts at the Åland Maritime Museum.
Tall Ships Races 2024
During these six weeks, the competitions will visit Klaipeda, Helsinki, Tallinn, Mariehamn and Szczecin…
We are delighted that the Tall Ships Race is coming to the Baltic Sea again!
When Finland declared independence from Russia in 1917, the Ålanders feared for their Swedish language and culture and mobilized for a reunion with Sweden. However, it took many years before Åland got its official flag.
The T-shirt was developed from the “underwear” of the time, which was used from the 19th century. In other words, the t-shirt has evolved from the old underwear or “one-piece” to simply dividing this whole garment into an upper and a lower part. However, the top or top of the sweater was long enough to […]