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Post Dutch East India Company
As happens, I came across one thing whilst looking for another and thought this site was worth perusal and full of information.

I'm also adding this one which I also found informative; and another.

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Excellent links and information. Thanks for providing it/them.
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I found this site while looking for another one. http://www.londoh.com/voc_links.htm
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Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:48 pm
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HMS Charity wrote:
Excellent links and information. Thanks for providing it/them.
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....well, I don't mind admitting I didn't know what "VOC" meant. LOL .. so hence the search.

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PT wrote:
I found this site while looking for another one. http://www.londoh.com/voc_links.htm
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That's a good one...so much information contained therein, thanks.... my knowledge increases by the minute. :)

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I used to work as a volunteer on the Bataviawerf, they are building a replica of the Zeven Provincien, the battle ship of our most famous Admiral De Ruyter at the moment.

www.bataviawerf.nl/en/index.html

The volunteers had to be present half an hour before the Bataviawerf opened for the public. Many times I spent that half an hour on my own on the Batavia, while the other volunteers were drinking coffee. It was so lovely. She is lying in the water, so she moves on the waves. You could hear the wind through the ropes, and the wood working, smell the tar and hemp. Most of the times I was the only one on board. And I cannot tell how great that was.
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This week there was a very sad message in the paper. The Batavia yard is on the brink of being bankrupt. Due to EU regulations.

The counsel of Lelystad granted the yard a loan, which they later turned into a gift. This is against EU regulation, that look upon this as a subsidy. Which is not allowed. This means the yard has to pay the loan back, which they cannot afford.

If they have to close their gates, means that a great project to teach youngsters about building old sailing ships will be lost forever.
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