Estelle on pikku kepponen ihmisten valintojen ylläpitämiä talouden rautaisia lakeja ja muka meistä riippumattomia realiteetteja vastaan. Se on vain vähän enemmän kuin symbolinen ele, mutta hyvä sellainen.

Estelle

(c) Taika Ilola

ESTELLE DOES NOT SAIL WITH UUSI TUULI RY ANYMORE. NOW SHE'S FULLFILLING THE DREAMS OF A NEW OWNER - SHIP TO GAZA SWEDEN.

 

Estelle is a steel-hulled 53-metre ship originally built for North Sea trawl fishing. Before being converted into a Fair Trade vessel, she spent about fifteen years hauling gravel from Vuolahti to Helsinki.

In 1985, Estelle was acquired by Eestaas Ltd and its transformation to a sailing ship began in Turku, in 1986.

Eestaas Ltd is a small, alternative shipping company established in 1985, when Estelle was bought. To date, the owners of Eestaas Ltd have been fair trade organizations, Emmaus groups, and other independent organizations, as well as private people willing to contribute.

The priority of the owners has been above all to equip Estelle to standards that are acceptable for a supply vessel operating on the

On June 2nd, 1997 Estelle was certified as a Finnish merchant vessel. At the same time, she was issued papers on a special-purpose basis (training vessel). Afterwards, she has done campaign and transport work in the Baltic and North seas.

On June 29th, 1999, Estelle was certified for ocean-going traffic, i.e. as seaworthy for all the world's ice-free waters.