In 1981 a trust called Johanna TG 326 was founded for the purpose of saving the
smack Johanna and restore her to her original condition, in order to remind us of the old by-gone
smack-times that had meant so much to the Faroe Islands.
In 1981 The trust Johanna TG 326 bought the smack Johanna from A/S J. Dahl for 1 DKR.
8 years of restoration
After this Johanna was beached and a great work of restoration started. Many people were working on the ship. During the first years the work was done on a voluntary basis and The Trust received support from all parts of the country.
All this work took 8 years. It can therefore be said about Johanna, that today she is like a new ship, but in her old shape. But still many a plank and many a wooden nail remains in Johanna from that time, when she was built at the shipyard by James Collins Hoad in Rye Sussex in England,
more than 120 years ago, and today Johanna still retains her beautiful, original form an
The board of the Trust Johanna TG 326
Gudmund Jacobsen, chair