Tracking Down Places from the Past: The Wharf at Siø

The island’s wharf was a 600-foot-long stone dyke with pilings at the end and a deck over them creating a circular platform wide enough to turn around a horse drawn carriage.”

From my dad’s journal of memories, talking about his time on his uncle Peter’s farm on the island of Siø around 1935 to 1937. There were no bridges to the other islands when my dad was living there so the farm was quite isolated, especially in the winter. His uncle had purchased a boat to take the produce and livestock over to Langeland and hired an old skipper and his family to run it.Dad's painting of Siø in the summer of 1935And there it is!
"The wharf was a 600-foot-long stone dyke" at Sio during the 1920s and 30s (Denmark)Somewhat worse for wear.the old abandoned wharf at Siø, a farm on an island in DenmarkIt was abandoned when Denmark built two bridges connected the island farm to Tåsinge and Langeland. That’s Claus at the end of the pier who took us all about history in his racing time machine.the old abandoned wharf at Siø, a farm on an island in DenmarkThis small warning light replaced one of the lighthouses on the island.Warning beacon light at the wharf at Siø, a farm on an island in DenmarkA boat offshore, different but with an old feel to it.A boat off Siø, a farm on an island in DenmarkDad’s painting of Siø the winter the ocean froze.Dad's painting of the iced over river by Sio farm in Denmark

More of Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Challenge: Place.

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