AN EXTRAORDINARY MAUD SUMMER
After finally being able to lift Maud up from her 85 year long rest on the seabed, we have now had a short month of hard work cleaning her out. Tons of mud has been dug out from every room inside the old ship. Its been an exciting process despite being very dirty and tiring. We have dug out lots of interesting items of great interest and it will take years to sort it all out carefully.
Most of all we just feel extremely happy to see the enormous hull of Maud out of the water and also to see what good shape she is in despite all the years that has passed since she sunk in 1930.
Now Maud is ready to face her first winter up in the air and she will dry slowly out to loosen some weight before she will start her long journey home next summer.
Three times HURRA by three times Tandberg brothers on top of Maud.
As Maud raised from the seabed and into the air, she exposed her wide body and powerful expression in general.
Maud inside before starting an enormous clean up job
Present status of the inside after taking out loose materials for storage and dig out tons of Maud mud.
Maud exposes an impressive wall of oak in an extremely good state.
Stig is watching direction home
Maud wood materials and fuel tanks brought on shore for temporary storage.
Yes we have raised the right ship – Amundsen was here.