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Near Sandger­i in Su­urnesjabŠr, Su­urnes, Iceland — North Atlantic and Artic Oceans (a Nordic Island)
 

The Jˇn Forseti RE 108 Accident

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

28. febr˙ar 1928 strandadi togarinn Jˇn Forseti RE 108.

Togarinn stranda­i ß skerinu Kolafl˙­ sem er beint framundan Stafnesvita.
15 menn fˇrust og 10 menn bj÷rgu­ust vi­ illan leik.
Strandi­ var­ til ■ess a­ flřta fyrir stofnun SlysavarnafÚlags ═slands.
23. j˙nÝ sama ßr var Slysavarnasveitin Sigurvon stofnu­ Ý Sandger­i
og er h˙n elsta sveit Innan SVFI.
Jˇn Forseti RE 108 var fyrsti togarinn sem smi­a­ur var fyrir ═slendinga.

Blessu­ sÚ minning ■eirra sem f÷rust i ■essu slysi.

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

The trawler ran aground on the cut Kolafl˙­ 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 Sandger­i and is the oldest group within SVFI. The Jˇn Forseti RE 108 was the first trawler built for Icelanders.

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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 Sandger­i, Southern Peninsula Region (Su­urnes), in Su­urnesjabŠr. Marker can be reached from Stafnesvegur, 1.6 kilometers west of Gar­skagavegur (Route 45). The marker is located at the end of the road at a small parking lot for the Stafnesviti (Lighthouse). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandger­i, Southern Peninsula Region 246, Iceland. 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 Jˇn Forseti RE 108 Accident Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 12, 2019
2. The Jˇn Forseti RE 108 Accident Marker
The Stafnesviti lighthouse is west of the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 242 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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