Nerezinac Lugger – Interpretation Centre

The well-known cargo ship is over a hundred years old and it is a monument to the shipbuilding tradition of the island of Lošinj.
Turned into an open-air interpretation centre, it displays and interprets the island's rich maritime and shipbuilding heritage. Lugger is a type of cargo sailing ship that was used to carry wood, lime, sand, and other freight. Long time ago there were many of these ships sailing among the islands of the northern Adriatic, but “Nerezinac“ lugger is the only remaining example.

It is assumed that it was built around 1880, although there are no accurate data. It took years to reconstruct it to its original form and add it to the register of protected cultural goods of the Republic of Croatia. The lugger is 19.6 m long, it has two masts, and ~300 tonnes load capacity. The crew mostly consisted of a captain and three or four sailors. 

The interpretation centre is located on the ship itself and it presents the features of daily life on such a ship at the end of the 19th century. Apart from the general information of this type of ship, the period when it was built, and the type of cargo it carried, there is very little concrete information about it. The history of the ”Nerezinac” lugger is almost completely unknown.

This navigational interpretation centre is moored in front of the Museum of Apoxyomenos in Mali Lošinj!

It is possible to visit from Monday to Saturday in time: 9 - 13/19 - 23h (Sunday closed).

The entrance is free!
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