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French Fishermen Remembered in the West Fjords

The cohabitation of French and Icelandic fishermen in earlier times is currently being remembered through pictures and photographs at the old cooperative store in Patreksfjördur.

A man wearing old-fashioned fisherman clothing outside a museum in the West Fjords. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

For the past 11 years María Óskarsdóttir from Patreksfjördur has collected material for the exhibition, reports.

The French have shown significant interest in this “missing link”, as they call Óskarsdóttir’s exhibition, and have invited her and her husband, Halldór Árnason, to establish it in Saint-Brieuc in Bretagne in the coming autumn.

In other news from Patreksfjördur, on July 15 a new boutique-hotel opened in the town. Designer Linda Björg Árnadóttir and her husband Andrew Burgess bought an abandoned house built in 1945, which has a historical value, and renovated it for this purpose.

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