World’s oldest icebreaker returns home to Sweden

The s/s Bore on its way into Maklmö, Photo: Petra Haupt/Sveriges RadioThe world’s oldest icebreaker, the s/s Bore, docked in Malmö, Sweden Friday afternoon.

The Bore was built by the Kockums shipyards in 1894, and was used to keep Malmö harbor and the sound between Malmö and Copenhagen, Denmark clear of ice. The ship was almost mothballed in 1983, but was purchased by coal merchant Knuth Borg, who restored it to its original condition.

Swedish news agency TT notes, however, that Bore’s future is uncertain.

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