Sea ships

The population around Søndervig lived for generations on the products of the sea and the fjord, and the dune population liked to ask the children to eat fish and save on the potatoes...



The preferred type of boat was the sea ship, built on a flat plank without a keel, so that the ship could be more easily launched and taken up from the open beach from which the sea fishing was conducted. The boats could be propelled by oars and sails.

At the end of the 1800s, there were fish stalls in Søndervig, where the fishermen and maids lived during the spring season. Until the end of the 1920s, fishing was still carried out from the beach in Søndervig. Today, all of Holmsland's fishing takes place from Hvide Sande Fiskerihavn.

Source: Local history archive, Kloster

Sea ships