Visiting the Mercator in Oostende: a sailing ship turned museum

Mercator Oostende

  Sailing ship Mercator: a bit of history In the harbor of Oostende lies the sailing ship Mercator. She was designed by polar explorer Adrien de Gerlache and built in Schotland to make her first journey in 1932. The Mercator has served several purposes: it went on scientific expeditions all over the world, served as a …
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