Söderåkra church
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Söderåkra church
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Söderåkra kyrka
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Söderåkra church, or as it is really called Sofia Magdalena church, is located in the coastal parish Söderåkra, with, among others, Bergkvara harbour. The church was built in 1795 and has a beautiful votive ship - a model of the bark Lenita av Bergkvara. The model is crafted by the parishioner and former sailor Viktor Karlsson in Kärrabo, Gökalund. Gökalundaren, as Viktor Karlsson was called, is also richly represented at the maritime museums in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Kalmar. Close to the church is a memorial over ship owner Wilhelm R. Lundgren, the founder of the great Gothenburg shipyards Rederi AB Transatlantic and Svenska Amerikalinjen. Lundgren was born in Söderåkra rectory in 1856.

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