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Arctic traveller Adrien de Gerlache designed this three-master which was built in Scotland. The Mercator had only two commanders and made 54 voyages. In 1956 it repatriated the remains of Father Damien from Molokai. In 1960, it sailed into the harbour of Antwerp and in 1961, it was equipped as a museum ship. Since 1964, it has been the pearl in Ostend’s crown.

The Mercator has left its berth on 29/09/2015. From April 1, 2017 visits are possible again.

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Indoor
Museum
Audioguide
Individual tours
Group tours
Mercator
8400  Oostende
Belgium
Email: 
zeilschip.mercator@telenet.be
Phone: 
Cellphone: 
+32 494 51 43 35