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Ulabrand

Ula, Larvik 3280, Norway
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Beautiful place, nearby there is a cozy harbour and a unique campground with the best beaches of... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
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A memorial with a view

This is a memorial to a local hero who was principally a pilot in the days of sail. He is known for... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
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Ulabrand, baptized Anders Jacob Johansen (1815-1881), was a famous sea pilot who lived in the beutiful village Ula between Larvik and Sandefjord. A monument of Ulabrand is raised at the point where local pilots had their observation post. Ulabrand is regarded as Norway's best known sea pilot ever. He worked as a pilot at Ula from approximately 1850 until he lost his life during an autumn storm in 1881. At the end of the 19th century the pilots themselves had to hail boats and ships that were in need of a pilot. Wages were given to the man who came first to rescue after the first come, first served principle. The pilot then led the ship safely until it arrived in port. Consequently, pilots had observation posts where they easily could spot ships on their way in the Oslo fiord because of the magnificent view. There was fierce competition man to man on being first to help at the ship's side. The pilots often risked their own lives, and Ulabrand was probably the roughest and toughest of the lot. The pilots brought many ships and lots of sailors to safety during Skagerrak storms. Ulabrand himself became a symbol of strong seamanship, but he was first and foremost an important symbol of all the hard work the pilots went through to make shipping more secure.
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7 Sep 2017
“Hiking”
14 Jun 2017
“A memorial with a view”
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Ula, Larvik 3280, Norway
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place, nearby there is a cozy harbour and a unique campground with the best beaches of Vestfold and best of all. Back to the nature and no cars.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This is a memorial to a local hero who was principally a pilot in the days of sail. He is known for the number of ships that he saved from the maze of submerged rocks in the area. If you are not a local you...More

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