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Near Suðurnesjabær, Southern Peninsula Region, Iceland
 

The Jón Forseti RE 108 Accident

 
 
The Jón Forseti RE 108 Accident Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 12, 2019
1. The Jón Forseti RE 108 Accident Marker
Inscription.  

28. febrúar 1928 strandadi togarinn Jón Forseti RE 108.

Togarinn strandaði á skerinu Kolaflúð sem er beint framundan Stafnesvita.
15 menn fórust og 10 menn björguðust við illan leik.
Strandið varð til þess að flýta fyrir stofnun Slysavarnafélags Íslands.
23. júní sama ár var Slysavarnasveitin Sigurvon stofnuð í Sandgerði
og er hún elsta sveit Innan SVFI.
Jón Forseti RE 108 var fyrsti togarinn sem smiðaður var fyrir Íslendinga.

Blessuð sé minning þeirra sem förust i þessu slysi.

(English translation:)
On February 28, 1928, the trawler Jón Forseti RE 108 ran aground.

The trawler ran aground on the cut Kolaflúð which is directly in front of Stafnes lighthouse. 15 people died and 10 people were saved with difficulty. The stranding accelerated the establishment of the Icelandic Accident Prevention Association. On June 23 of the same year, the Accident Prevention Squad Sigurvon was established in Sandgerði and is the oldest group within SVFI. The Jón Forseti RE 108 was the first trawler built for Icelanders.

Blessed
The Jón Forseti RE 108 Accident Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 12, 2019
2. The Jón Forseti RE 108 Accident Marker
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be the memory of those who perished in this accident.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 63° 58.308′ N, 22° 44.932′ W. Marker is near Suðurnesjabær, Southern Peninsula Region. Marker can be reached from Stafnesvegur 1.6 kilometers west of Garðskagavegur (Route 45). The marker is located at the end of the road at a small parking lot for the Stafnesviti (Lighthouse). Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Last Great Auk (approx. 17.8 kilometers away).
 
The Stafnesviti lighthouse is west of the marker. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 12, 2019
3. The Stafnesviti lighthouse is west of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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