Monday, June 30, 2008

French sailors in Iceland


Here is a picture of the Hospital build by french fishermen in the beguining of the 20th century in Iceland. French fishermen were used to go fish cod in the east of Iceland. They were so numerous that they build an hospital. The sea was reputed to be very dangerous and a great number of french fishermen have been lost at sea during this time.

The hospital is now today one of the only trace of this time and his unfortunately falling appart because of no preservation plan.

For the story, In the east of Iceland, this is told that there is more dark haired people than in the rest of the country because of the french sailors that were spending the winter over...(do you need a drawing?)

Virgile