After 18 years, the luckiest ship used for trade between Greenland and Denmark, Nordlyset ("the northern light"), made its way back onto a stamp.
In 2002, she was part of the 16-piece-big series "Ships in Greenlandic Waters," depicted by the famous engraver Martin Mörck. This year, in turn, Nordlyset appeared in the "Old Greenlandic banknotes" set.
The souvenir sheet shows a 50-crown note issued in 1953 in full, traded till 1967, but single sheet-printed stamps contain the vignette only, which was also present on 50-crown notes from 1926.
The bark Nordlyset deserves to be remembered because she served Greenlandic trade for 74 years (1852-1926), making a total of 111 voyages to the icy waters of the Davis Strait.
She's the luckiest, because she had never suffered a serious incident (curiously, Nordlyset also never had an auxiliary engine).
Let's just add that the latest issue has been drawn and engraved by Bertil Skov Jørgensen, no one else but Mörck's student.