The 1627 warship Vasa is on display nearby and on Beckholmn (Pitch Island), is the last shipyard in Stockholm. This is in the middle of the harbour and was once a Swedish Naval base. The pitch manufacture badly polluted the island and some of the island is closed to the public and sadly many of the old wooden buildings have been pulled down. Beckholmn has three dry docks and the harbour master, Thomas Hellstrom, has owned and sailed the 78ft English smack Deodar LT78 since 1972, built by Jackson at Brixham in 1911 for Lowestoft owners and sold to Swedish owners in 1919.
The sail training, Baltic schooner Constantia of Solna mostly runs trips from Beckholmn out to the islands in the Stockholm archipelago and also takes part in the Tall Ships Races. With a typical Marstal or jakt stern Constantia is clearly a Danish vessel and was built at Marstal as the Minde. The last vessel built at Marstal for the Newfoundland salt cod trade to Europe, and the last pure sailing vessel built in Denmark, was the schooner Activ. She was lost off the Dutch coast in 1983 with all eight people aboard.