CENTRAL HALL OF THE SECOND FLOOR
On the wall to the left of the entrance door there is a portrait
of captain Anton Radimiri, the son of Bozo, the best-known
shipowner from Dobrota (end of the 18th and beginning of the
19'h centuries). Next to it are pictures of the sailing ships in
his possession: the brigantines: "Cavalier Macedone", "Arabo
Felice", "Serpente" and the two-master "Glorioso".
of the Dobrota shipowners Ivo and Krsto Radonicic are displayed
to the right of the entrance together with the p.cture of a
sailing vessel in the possession of the Radonicic and Tripkovic
On the opposite wall there are portraits of Pavo Kamenarovic, a
captain and poet from Dobrota, and of Spiridon Gopcevic, one of
the richest shipowners in Trieste in the first half of the 19*
most distinguished among the portraits on this wall is the
portrait of captain Ivo Visin from Prcanj, the first South Slav
who circumnavigated the world with his brigantine "Splendido"
(the model of which is to the right of the portrait) from 1852
to 1859. Below the portrait there is a certificate on the
greatest maritime decoration for peaceful purposes - the white
banner "Merito Navali" awarded to captain Ivo Visin by the
Austrian Emperor France Joseph (1859). Next to the model of the
brigantine is the portrait of captain Federico Belavita of
Prcanj, who accompanied captain Visin, as a chief officer.
Various ship's instruments are displayed in glass show-cases:
1. log "barketa" and sandglasses
2. Chronometers, combination of a barometer, thermometer and
hydrometer and a barograph
3. "Pulena" - a wooden figure from the bow of the sailing ship "Djurko"
4. Octant, Davy's quadrant, compass, binoculars, sextant and Map
of plans of ports and bays -JozefAlezard(1817)
5. Writing supplies, "portolan"
bottles for seafarers' messages, ship's press for copying of
6. Compass with a pedestal and a ship's rudder
Models of ships:
1. The brigantine "Aquila", the work of Tomo Djurdjevic (1883)
2. A Nava from the period when it was in operation
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