HISTORIC PHOTOS - 6. Private Collections
of Balsamo family - Brindisi
The photographs, which
have been kindly offered on loan by the Balsamo family,
show the construction and launching of a fishing vessel,
completely constructed in their shipyard located in
the port of Brindisi.
Respected naval constructors
and qualified artisans in their filed, the Balsamo Shipyard
resumed their place in the port of Brindisi at the beginning
of the last century, from the years ’800 to continue
their ancient art of ship building.
From the times of emperor Frederick II (XIII century),
ships of considerable dimensions were not built here
and only in the early ’50’s did the Balsamo
resume in doing what was never done since the XII century.
The founder of the Balsamo Shipyard (website)
was Luigi Balsamo, a true master in his field, who dedicated
his entire existence to his work at the yard. His sons
Antonio and Massimo continue with this proud tradition
in close collaboration and with true professionalism,
something taught to them by their father who always
achieved his goal and continue doing this during their
third century of their history.