One Ocean Expedition: an extraodinary journey around the world

We are proud to share with them a common goal: to make the ocean clean, healthy and sustainable. We hope to find a fruitful future collaboration with this “mother ship”, not sister ship, since it is from the generation before the Michelle Louisa !

They sail for 21 months

The One Ocean Expedition is a circumnavigation by the Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl. They aim to share knowledge about the crucial role of the ocean for a sustainable development in a global perspective. ” says their website ” between 2021 to April 2023, Statsraad Lehmkuhl will sail 55.000 nautical miles and visit 36 ports worldwide

The Lehmkuhl a tall boat

Old and beautiful, the Statsraad Lehmkuhl has sailed under the Norwegian flag, it’s born on January 14th 1914 and still have life on board ! A precious jewel of knwoledge and savoir-faire. Sharing with it’s eternals partners: Water and Wind, the joy of moving at the speed of the dolphin, the rage of oceanic storm, or…the joy of a storm !

Foto_Hanna Thevik oceanic storm

Length: 98 metres
Beam: 12,6 metres
Draught: 5,2 metres
Mast height: 48 metres

Photo Jesper Rosenmai

A symbol of “grey capital”

This old and rich boat is a symbol of “grey capital”, that is to say the money, the know-how, the materials invested in the construction of this ship that have long since been amortized, in this case for 117 years. An invaluable capital, but which can be calculated, gives an immense value to this kind of goods. The embodied energy, valorated is the main principle of reconversion of old boats.

Especially since it perpetuates traditional know-how which are key human, cultural and technological values.

From this capital that we have in our hands and brain, multiplied by the creativity required in each case. Carpenters, welders, sailors, people in the shadows, seamstresses, etc. have in their hands what today’s machines cannot even do.

Craftswo&men know how to transform raw materials into splendid unique objects.

They have Art, an honorable Art science, linked to ancestral knowledge through tools and shared memory of craftsmen.

Human at work Seilmanover kadetter fra dennederlandske-sjokrigsskolen photo Ingrid Wollberg

In perfect symbiosis with the elements that carry them: the Ocean and push them: the Wind, the sailors of this cruise have a message to share : on this video

The art of diplomacy and the sharing of knowledge, at a time when we know that ultimately the greatest wealth is that which circulates among all, carried by human experience.

The living memory

…and the observation of the state of the ocean, brought everywhere by Lehmkuhl is a remarkable maritime moment.

Their action is also perfectly controlled to demonstrate a rigorous ecological footprint. Their management of trash cans, collection etc. are all a listed process, a model.

Follow the expedition

At this moment they are South south America

16 march 2022

Log entry: March 16th 23:00 -47°45, -60°39

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