Along the Shore Line
German War Ship Carving
Description
Creator
Unknown German Soldier
Media Type
Object
Description
This wooden ship was carved by a German prisoner of war during the Second World War. A Prisoner of War Camp, called Camp Angler, was set up in Northwestern Ontario, where Neys Provincial Park is now situated. The prisoner gifted the ship carving to Canadian soldier John Malyna, who was stationed at Camp Angler in 1945. The word "Kriegsgefangenenlager", which is written on the ship's base, is the German word for Prisoner of War camps.
Inscriptions
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Neys
Date of Publication
1945
Dimensions
Length: 21 in
Subject(s)
Local identifier
M0092
Language of Item
English; German
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.7834 Longitude: -86.58323
Contact
Schreiber Heritage & Tourism Committee
Email
Agency street/mail address

Winnipeg Street

P.O. Box 368

Schreiber, ON P0T 2S0

1-807-824-2419

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German War Ship Carving


This wooden ship was carved by a German prisoner of war during the Second World War. A Prisoner of War Camp, called Camp Angler, was set up in Northwestern Ontario, where Neys Provincial Park is now situated. The prisoner gifted the ship carving to Canadian soldier John Malyna, who was stationed at Camp Angler in 1945. The word "Kriegsgefangenenlager", which is written on the ship's base, is the German word for Prisoner of War camps.