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Mooring point Valderøya


Foto: Frode Pilskog
A mooring point for sailing vessels. Their age is unknown, but they can have been erected in the 19th century. Large vessels from Spain and Portugal were involved in trading klippfish in Ålesund. At that time there was a large trading post and customs office at Løkegarden. Borgund was the centre of a lively trade, but much of the activity was concentrated around the customs office on the island of Valderøya. The sailing vessels could attach their moorings to these points and slip their anchors down on the other side of the vessel. The mooring point has been restored by Valderøy Historical Society.



Mooring point Valderøya


Foto: Frode Pilskog

Mooring point Valderøya


Foto: Frode Pilskog

Mooring point Valderøya


Foto: Frode Pilskog