Hjortspringbaadens Laug have been founded
in 1991 by a group of people on the island of Als in Denmark, the island where the
Hjortspring Boat have been excavated in 1921/22.
These people decided to investigate the possibility of building a replica of the boat in
The investigations showed that it was possible to get proper and accurate documentation of
Then a legal organization was formed: Hjortspringbaadens Laug (The
Guild of The Hjortspring Boat), in order to establish a platform, from where the work
could be governed and coordinated, funds could be raised and long range connections with
universities and museums could be established and maintained.
All, both people and societies, may apply
for a membership for a minimal fee, which alone covers expenses for the distribution of
the information of our work.
The guild to day has over 100 members with a wide variety of
professions: teachers, farmers, house wives, engineers, computer specialists,
brick layers, chauffeurs, doctors, etc. The meridian age is 55 years.