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Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:48 pm

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French La Poste issues a stamp in honor of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue which was the "Favorite village of French 2019". The village was voted winner during a program of the French T.V. 3 by the viewers as the most favorite village in French.

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is a coastal town located on the east coast of north-Cotentin in the department of La Manche, Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Its heritage consists mainly of the fort de La Hougue, the port, the chapel of the sailors, the island of Tatihou accessible on foot at low tide and also equipped with a Vauban tower.
Its population is around 2,000, making it the most populous municipality in the canton of Val de Saire. Since January 1, 2017, it has been part of the Cotentin agglomeration community.

A little history
Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is a town in Normandy located in the Cotentin peninsula. From the surrounding ridges, we discover a grandiose landscape: that of a village that defies the sea. All the shades of blue, from of the sea and the sky, constitute the sublime background.
This landscape has been crossed over time by the great history: arrival of the Vikings, birth of Normandy, maritime wars under Louis XIV and Napoleon, landing of 1944.
When you arrive in the village, you cannot escape the bitter feelings formed by the two towers built by Vauban, one on Tatihou Island, the other on the Hougue site, to protect the village from the belligerents. The journey between these two towers, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008 and one of which is accessible by an amphibious boat, leaves an unforgettable memory. The walker can also stroll around the port, the heart of the village.
Small or large, fishing or pleasure craft, boats and their crews are a daily attraction in the village. This is particularly the case of the JEAN RENET, a trawler built in 1972, which embodies a whole memory of fishing. The port is also home to old rigs: the MARIE-MADELEINE built in Saint-Vaast, or the FLEUR DE LAMPAUL, both listed as historical monuments. When they sail under full sails out in the bay at high tide, they are the pride and joy of the locals.
The low tide discovers a completely different landscape that of oyster beds cultivated on tables. Inspired by these landscapes, we can go to shops and restaurants to buy or taste fish, shellfish and oysters with a unique nutty flavor.
It is this unique attractiveness that was appreciated by those who voted it "Favorite village of tFrench" in 2019.

Source La Poste.

The two sailing vessels are also depict on the stamp the MARIE-MADELEINE is the blue hulled vessel on the left, the other vessel is the FLEUR DE LAMPAUL.

The MARIE MADELEINE built as a long liner fishing vessel was built as a wooden hulled vessel by the yard of Lecrivain at St-Vaast-la-Hougue. She was designed by Pierre Bellot.
Launched as the MARIE MADELEINE, registration No CN3093
Displacement 25 ton, dim. 14 x 4.65 x 2m. (draught)
Rigged as a cutter, sail area 193 m².

This fishing boat was built for the skipper-fisherman Paul Clarke at Barfleur. Its fishing activity ended in 1967: it was sold to the Deauville Yacht-club (DYC) as a service boat. In 1975, the MARIE-MADELEINE was declared unfit for navigation and abandoned as a wreck in the port of Deauville. In 1977, the wreck was bought for a symbolic franc by its current owner, Jacques Dadure, who restored it for eight years. After its classification as a historical monument, the MARIE-MADELEINE Association was created in 1985 with the aim of preserving and maintaining this first boat of Normandy maritime heritage. The MARIE-MADELEINE is present every year at various nautical events on the coasts of France. She sails with the help of the members of the association.
On 5 September 2015, the MARIE-MADELEINE ran aground on the rocks of the Saint-Marcouf Islands. Its 14 passengers and two sailors were saved. But the boat sank a few days later, on 09 September. Salvaged on 20 September using inflatable balloons, it was brought back to Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, where she was repaired.

2020 In service. Homeport Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue ... eleine-350 Wikipedia.

The white hulled three mast vessel is the FLEUR DE LAMPAUL.
She was built by Chantier Naval Keraudren in Camaret for the Le Guen family from Lampaul-Plouarzel, after a design made by Corentin Kéraudren.
Launched as the FLEUR DE LAMPAUL.
Displacement 90 ton. Dim. 21,50 x 6.50 2.50m.
Sail area 260m².
Auxiliary engine D.K.6 of 120 hp.
1948 Completed.

FLEUR DE LAMPAUL is a Breton dundée whose construction began in October 1947. Today, it belongs to Gilles and Sylvie Auger, managers of Nordet Croisière and Chantier Naval Bernard. FLEUR DE LAMPAUL performs cruises from Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue ( Manche).
FLEUR DE LAMPAUL has been classified as a historical monument since 21 January 1987.

1948 - 1975: Le Guen family from Lampaul-Plouarzel
1975 - 1985: François Bescond
1985 - 2002: Charles Hervé-Gruyer
2002 3 - 2010: Nicolas-Hulot Foundation
2010 - Today: Gilles and Sylvie Auger

Initial activity
The FLEUR DE LAMPAUL, boat type is a French dundee (mostly fishing at herring in the English Channel with a drift net) built in 1947 - 1948 by the Keraudren shipyards in Camaret on behalf of the Le Guen family from Lampaul-Plouarzel . This construction required 300 m 3 of oak. It was launched on 09 April 1948.
Until 1952, when François Le Guen decided to quit the hourglass profession to navigate the business, this family business was made up of the three Le Guen brothers: Yves, Jacques and François as well as their brother-in-law Jean-Yves Joncqueur husband by jeanne le Guen. From that date until 1971, they sailed at 3 but Jean-Yves Joncqueur was forced to stop because of a visual problem making him unfit for navigation. From 1971 to 31 December 1974, date of out of service of FLEUR DE LAMPAUL, only Yves and Jacques sailed on board.
She started out then as a cargo sailboat (used to transport goods and raw materials), then her main activity became the extraction and transport of sand from the Aber Ildut to Brest, Landerneau and Châteaulin. At certain times of the year, it also transported fresh produces from Roscoff to England, from Noirmoutier to Brest. FLEUR DE LAMPAUL was owned by the Le Guen family until the retirement of Jacques and Yves Le Guen in 1975.

It was then sold to Mr. Bescond de Saint-Pabu who used it for the extraction of sand from Aber-Benoît for about ten years. The boat is then fully motorized, the sail has disappeared. In 1983, FLEUR DE LAMPAUL was abandoned and left without care on a mudflat in the Aber-Benoît.
Reconversion in a training ship.
It was from 1985 that his fate changed radically when he became a training sailboat. As such, it welcomes children and adolescents with a view to cultural training.
In 1987 it was classified as a historical monument and it became a traveling bookstore until 1990. It then became the children's oceanographic sailboat and welcomed scientists.

Documentary series
In the 1990s, children embark on FLEUR DE LAMPAUL for trips around the world. These expeditions will give rise to several documentary series by Charles Hervé-Gruyer:
The Dolphin Children or The Extraordinary Adventure (1991), 52 min
Peoples of Water (1993), documentary series in 16 episodes: children set off for 26 months to discover the flora and fauna of the oceans
Young sailors reporters (1997), documentary series broadcast on La Cinquième (then rebroadcast on Canal J or Gulli): the chosen children travel around the world on FLEUR DE LAMPAUL with the aim of discovering the cultural and natural wonders. For example, they meet the Wayana Indians of the Amazon and discover white whales. This series has been gathered into 3 video films:

Ocean: On the way to the Amazon (1 h 10)
Whales: South Sea and coral reef (1 h 40)
Amazonia: The Wayana Indians (1 h 40)
The Call of the Sea (1997), documentary series in 12 episodes: a 3-month trip on the French coasts which gives children the opportunity to discover the maritime world.
The Children of the Year 2000 (1999-2001), a documentary series in 26 episodes broadcast on La Cinquième: Children of different nationalities will this time travel around the world for 3 years. The goal is again to make children aware of the links that unite man and nature on the eve of the new millennium. The stopovers will be Cape Verde, Cuba, Cyprus, Nuku Hiva, Melanesia and even Kakadu National Park in Australia.

Books have also been published:
Children of the Atlantic, from Madeira to Cape Verde, 1999 ( ISBN 2-07-052727-1)
Children of the Caribbean, from Guyana to Panama, 1999 ( ISBN 2-07-052970-3 )
Children of Polynesia, from Easter Island to Tahiti, 2000 ( ISBN 2-07-054307-2 )
Children of Oceania, New Caledonia in Australia, 2001 ( ISBN 2-07-054515-6 )
Children of the Indian Ocean, from Bali to the Maldives, 2001 ( ISBN 2-07-054934-8 )
Children of the Mediterranean, from Cyprus to the Wind Turbines, 2001 ( ISBN
Nicolas-Hulot Foundation

In 2002, the boat was bought by the Nicolas-Hulot Foundation. As such, it fully retains its educational utility. Its mission is now to make people discover the richness of our Heritage and mobilize those involved in coastal management around the protection of the marine environment. It was completely restored in 2004-2005 at the Bernard shipyard in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue in the Cotentin Peninsula.
FLEUR DE LAMPAUL can be found at major nautical events such as Solidaire du Chocolat , a new sporting, solidarity and event transatlantic race that links Nantes / Saint-Nazaire to Progreso in Yucatan ( Mexico ).

In a strategic repositioning of its action, the Nicolas-Hulot Foundation decided to part with FLEUR DE LAMPAUL and sell it to the Nordet Croisière Company in 2010
2020 Moored next to the Bernard shipyard in the port of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, FLEUR DE LAMPAUL now operates cruises from the Normandy coast to Norway.

Building materials
FLEUR DE LAMPAUL was built from different materials:
The keel is of elm.
The hull (bow, sternpost, frames, cabin, linings, greenhouse, pre-enclosure, gunwale, planks) is in first quality oak.
The bulwarks and the bridge are of red fir.
The masts, the bowsprit and the yards are of pitch-pine.
Originally the engine was a 72 horsepower Baudouin DB 6 which, when ordered, was worth 750,000 old francs, and on delivery the price had increased to 1,300,000. It was replaced in 1959 by a DK6 engine of 120 horsepower which allowed to increase the speed.
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