By the spring of 1982 Vega lay abandoned in deplorable condition alongside a quay in Stockholm. With what remained of her rigging in tatters and half full of water she desperately needed a miracle to save her.
We have dedicated a lot of effort to sorting out Vega’s history. What at first seemed to be a simple task has turned into a rather amazing path through the history and traditions of two major Scandinavian maritime nations. A trail we could only follow thanks to the tireless efforts of several Norwegian and Swedish maritime historians and many other sources.