With 30,000 islands and islets in the Stockholm archipelago, boats are a necessary means of transportation. While many are in storage during the winter, some still grace the shoreline.
Sweden's most famous ship now stands in their most popular museum. The majestic but top-heavy Vasa sank in 1628 on her maiden voyage without making it out of the harbor. Preserved in the brackish mud of the Baltic Sea and salvaged in 1961, this ornately carved warship is the world's oldest surviving ship. More information on the ship's history can be found at the Vasa Museum's website.
|Reproduction of the captain's quarters.|
|The dark wood is original; the lighter wood was added during restoration.|