Vrachtvaarders van Europa: Een onderzoek naar schippers afkomstig uit Makkum in Friesland van 1600 tot 1820

Jelle Jan Koopmans

    Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)

    113 Downloads (Pure)


    The skippers community in Makkum originated from the local industry. In the seventeenth century building materials, like seashell lime and bricks were taken by local skippers to cities in Holland and Germany. From the beginning of the eighteenth century, more and more shipping was commissioned by merchants from bigger cities, like Amsterdam. The Makkum skippers found an alternative from mainly shipping to Amsterdam and places in Germany in shipping to the Baltic. Between 1750 and 1780, the Makkum freight shipping had an unpreceded good period. The downfall of the Makkum shipping was mainly caused by the obstacles of the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780 - 1784) and the Frech Revolutionary and Napolenontic Wars (1795 - 1815). The ships were captured of left ashore and the shipowners investments disappeared.
    Original languageDutch
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Groningen
    • Duijvendak, Maarten, Supervisor
    • Veluwenkamp, Jan, Co-supervisor
    Award date29-Oct-2020
    Place of PublicationHilversum
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Cite this