Here, in the morning fog, is a curiosity from Norway that has been in and out of Great Cove for most of the Summer. She’s Flekkerøy, 40-foot former Norwegian harbor pilot boat built in 1936 that made a dramatic first appearance in the Cove.


She came in during a storm in December of 2015 and anchored in the sheltering lee of Babson Island. Her two-person crew, Klara Emmerfors (Swedish) and Bjørnar Berg (Norwegian), had taken the “Viking Route” here:  Norway to Iceland, to Greenland, to Labrador and then through the Canadian Maritimes to Down East Maine. Apparently, a book is in the offing. (Brooklin, Maine)