MY NAME IS DAWN REPETTO and I am the Tourism Coordinator and Museum Curator on Tristan da Cunha. In 1940 a ships figurehead was found washed up on Tristan shores, it was bought back to the settlement, repainted and placed by our flagpole.
Today the figurehead is there no more. Some believe it was destroyed by the weather and a few others feel it may have been looted in 1961 when the islanders left the island after the 1961 volcanic eruption.
If I can get funding I would like to have a replica made to place at our flagpole once again.
First though, I need to find out which ship the figurehead came from, there is conflicting information between the Karfanger and the Kobenhaven.
was hoping a Sea Breezes reader may be able to help with some information.
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