1. august 1997
In Peder Clausson Friis' description of Norway from
1608 we can read "Straight in on the mainland from the island Rott
lies the harbor Tananger". This is the first time we find Tananger
mentioned in written sources.
this we find trading in Tananger for the first time 2. September
1623 when a Dutch ship illegally sold salt to the local farmers.
It was in the end of the 15th century that the first people settled
around the harbor of Tananger. The great export of lobster made
people settle here. There were big money in this sale. Dutch ships
came every year and bought all the lobster they could get.
1688 and 1698 4 farms were established around the harbor of Tananger.
Since that Tananger has just grown, helped by lobster and other
fisheries, ships-piloting and other maritime ventures. Due too the
big trade over Tananger a customs-station was established here in
1965 Aker-Norsco started up as a supply-company in Tananger with
three employees. The oil-industry was established and a new era
for Tananger had started.
is history worth taking care of!
what Tanangers Minne is working hard to do.
the turn of the century.
gathered in Tananger, in relation to the big herringfisheries
here, arount the turn of the century.
Minne "Tanangers Minne has as a goal to gather, preserve and present
the unique local history of Tananger." This is the first paragraph
in our laws. Therefor this is what we work to accomplish.
wouldn't believe all the areas members of Tananges Minne are involved
in, when it comes to preserving our local history.
all started when we wanted to honor the local ship pilots. They
have practiced their profession here since the start of time. We
wanted to honor them by erecting a life size statue close by the
old pilotstation, that the pilots used when they came ashore. This
statue was unveiled by an old pilot and the mayor of Sola january
have taken over the station itself and are in the process of restoring
it. We work on it every wednsday, 17:00. This unique place will
be used to present Tananger incredible and unique maritime history.
We have now talked to 17 informants. These talks are preserved digitally
and total over 60 hrs.
We have copied many private collections, together with some belonging
to local businesses.
All the headstones in the Tananger graveyard is now registered and
names. All the waters, fields, sawamps, bays, islands and so
on had its own names earlier. They are no longer used and are therefor
disappearing. We have our own collection which is steadily growing.
Our members have photographed over 1500 houses and buildings in
Tananger and areas around. Many of these houses are already torn
down, and the pictures allready history. Together with each picture
there is a questionnaire. 200 persons has already answered our questions.
and inscriptions. We have now registered all the known lobstercabins
on the islands around Håstein and Tjør.
Pilot" on Risberhaugen
tuesday we gather at "Havnekafeen", the café, for
unformal localhistoric chat. No program or membership, just coffee,
chat, local history and fun.
- MØT OPP!
belonging to Bergenske
Dampskipselskapsfoundered on Flatholmen, 10. apr. 1903
and maritime disasters.
A total of 123 maritime happenings have gotten their story told,
of which 57 ships never got salvaged.
local shipspilots history. Using earlier work as basis, we present
the history of the pilots.
at war. Tanangers history through many wars, with a special
focus on WWII and the trip of "Sjøleik".
from Sola. A book about the emigrants to America and their destiny.
the future we will arrange more meetings for our members.
In addition we send a newsletter, "The Compass" regularly
to our members with the latest news.
want to take part in thi,s please contact Tanangers
Skarsten - 51 69 92 92
Roth - 51 69 90 40
Olav Roth - 51 69 99 13
Mikkelsen - 51 69 64 52
Solheim - 51 69 64 80