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Kjerringy Handelssted

Our friends took us to an open-air museum on Kjerringy, some 40 km north from Bod. This photo is taken from inside one part of the museum, a barn. The view was so lovely, I couldn稚 avoid another 菟ostcard... ;)

Kjerringy trading post - Kjerringy handelssted - is an open-air museum at Kjerringy in Nordland, Norway. It is operated as part of the Nordland Museum of cultural history.

Kjerringy trading post was established in the late 1700s. It traded over a large area, and was licensed to provide accommodation for travelers. Through the buying and selling of fish and fish products is gradually became an affluent trading post. The Kjerringy merchants bought fish in Lofoten and elsewhere in Nordland, dried or salted the fish and sold it in Bergen and other places. The ships used to transport the goods where often single masted open cargo sailing ships, such as the Anna Karoline. The ships returned with foodstuffs, fishing gear and other equipment, which they sold in their local store, or in the Lofoten islands.

(Source: revolvy.com)
https://www.revolvy.com/page/Kjerringy-trading-post

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