Poroholma Tall Ship Harbour
The Poroholma Holiday Centre with long maritime traditions is located by the sea, a short way from the city centre. Poroholma Tall Ship Harbour is the home harbour for historic tall ship, M/Aux Marita. For the time being, the harbor also hosts brig Gerda, which partially sank in September 2023.
M/Aux Marita is a schooner, built in 1947, which belongs to the traditional sailing ship register. Originally the ship was built as a cargo ship. It was used for transporting for example sand from Porvoo archipelago to Helsinki. During the summer season, sailing ship restaurant Marita serves on the deck of schooner Marita. The sailing ship restaurant offers, among other things, burgers and salads.
Brig Gerda was Finland’s largest seaworthy sailing ship, until it sank in September 2023, and additionally the only square-rigged sailing ship in Finland. Brig Gerda’s official name is Gerda Gefle and it was built in Gävle, Sweden, in 1995-2005. The ship is a replica of a cargo sailing ship of the same name, which was also built in Gävle in 1869. The ship has two 30-metre masts, 15 sails and over 5 kilometres of rope in total.