"Hollum, memorial grave for brave horses" Ameland Things to Do Tip by Pavlik_NL

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  Memorial stone remembering the 8 brave horses.
by Pavlik_NL

Rough winds blow over the island of Ameland. There is a storm going on that terrifies even the sailors of this proud whaling island. It's 14th of August 1979 and suddenly a mayday-signal arrives at the rescueing station at Hollum. The "Windspiel 4" is in troubles and immediately the horses are put in front of the Ambraham Fock lifeboat to drive to sea. The waves are blown up high and the horses pul and pull, being blazed by wind and water. One by one they fall down and when the boat is afloat and speeding to the rescue, the tole is heavier then ever. Eight out of ten horses have drowned in the waves and in their duty to safe men. At the SouthWestern beach of Holum a grave memorial marks the brave eight horses ... that gave their life to save the sailors.

Directions: Follow signs "Paardenkerkhof"

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 30, 2004
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