||The boat was built somewhere in the Baltic area.
||The boat was conquered and sacrificed in the bog.
|1880 - 1889
||Fragments of the boat was found when peat was dug in the bog.
||The inspector Jens Raben at the museum in Soenderborg was informed of the
existence of the boat.
||The boat was excavated by G. Rosenberg.
||The boat was preserved
and placed at an exhibition at the National Museum in Copenhagen.
||The book Hjortspringfundet
||The boat was taken down for re-conservation and stored in a magazine.
||An attempt of reconstruction in 3 weeks by scouts in Roskilde at the
||A new exhibition was made at the National
Museum made possible by funds from The Society of Friends of the National Museum.
||The bog was reopened an a small number of wooden fragments was found of
which two was C14 dated.
||The Guild of the Hjortspring Boat was formed.
|1992 - 1994
||The training period where two full-scale pieces of the boat was made: a
middle piece and a stem.
||The two test-pieces have been used at an exhibition at the
Ship Museum in Roskilde.
||The building of the boat started.
||The two test-pieces have been used at an exhibition, Exempla
94, in Munich.
||The bottom plank finished and the two stems attached.
||The two side planks finished and attached to the
bottom plank and the stems.
||The Eight International Symposium
on Boat and Ship Archaeology, held at The Polish Maritime
Museum in Gdansk, Poland, 24-27 September.
|April 1998 - September 1998
||Our full scale models are used in an special exhibition at Hjemsted
Oldtidspark, together with some of our copies of weaponry and tools.
Hjemsted Oldtidspark is an museum of the early
Iron Age and a entertainment park.
||The gunwale planks are now finished and are
being sewn to the side planks and the stems.
||The gunwale planks are now sewn to the
side planks and the stems, missing just a few inches of stitches.
The gunwale at the fore half of the boat are shaped into the final form
||The first rib-frame (no. 6) are now tied
to the planks.
|February 9 1999
||The last stitch have
been made at the hull.
|May 6 1999
||The Boat are finished.
|June 5 1999
||The launch festivity at Dyvig.
The book Tanker om Hjortspringfundet og Als i keltisk jernalder are
|September 9 - 11 1999
||The first real test of Tilia together with 13
persons from Vikingeskibshallen at Roskilde (The National Museum,
NMF / NMU), where the boat was exposed to various experiments, such
- Stopping distance
- Different stability and hydrodynamic experiments.
In a very beautiful weather.
These kind of test will be continued next year.
|May 6 2000
the 6th and 7th of May Silkeborg Museum
celebrates the 50 years (re)birthday of the Tollund Man and
Tilia Alsie were invited to play an active role in the
|August 31 - September 3 2000
was tested again, this time with a crew of very experienced
paddlers from the Dragon boat club Viking, 22 in all the drummer
The results were very exciting:
- Max. speed: 8.2 knots !
- An unexpected well behavior in rough weather - 1m waves, 10
Due to the rather bad weather, the planned long distance test
of around the island of Als was postponed to May 2001.
||The Ninth International Symposium
on Boat and Ship Archaeology, held in Venice, Italy. Two
members of the Guild participated.
Long-distance sailings at Als
||Fair weather on Aabenraa Fjord.
||At anchor at the Soenderborg Castle.
On the 11th to 13th of May a
series of tests with Tilia was performed. The tests were
co-ordinated by Max Vinner, Vikingeskisbhallen assisted by Rikke
Johansen, Vikingeskibshallen. Otto Uldum (Centre for Maritime
Archaeology at the National Museum of Denmark) conducted
documentation with photos and video.
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|June 3, 2001
||The 10 year jubilee of the Guild.
|June 16, 2001
||Tilia Alsie participate in the festivities around
the new ferry to sail between Ballebro and Hardeshoej.
|July 25, 2001
350 years Jubilee of Agustenborg
we have a vist of our Queen Margrethe II and the Prince Consort
Henrik on board the Royal Yacht Dannebrog.
We parpicitate with Tilia Alsie in the festivte with 25 members in
Iron age clothes. The evening before Tilia was towed to Augustenborg
fjord by a motorboat and 6 men onboard Tilia.
We moored at the Naust of Sebbe Als with 3 men taking guard during
the night. Early next day the were some practice in good seemanship
Dannebrog was anchored far out in the fjord and
the barge was used for the remaning distance, Tilia followed
at the starboard side of the barge.
Later during the day we participate in 75 years
jubilee of Augustenborg Roklub. Prince Henrik inaugurated a new
building at the club.
After the ceremony Prince Henrik went out on the
jetty were we were with Tilia and 24 crew-members at the padles,
steering-oar, drum and bailer.
Very interested he asked Magda Pedersen, Jørgen Jessen and Dan
Feldfos, all at the stem of the boat, about our boat and its history.
Suddenly we were asked: Are there time for at small trip? There was!
|August 28, 2001
||The Hjortspring Boat was the theme of an half hour
TV-program at Denmark's Radio DR2 - Viden Om.
||To be continued...